The process of administering sedative drugs to reduce irritability and agitation in patients undergoing a surgical or diagnostic procedure is called sedation. Some of the drugs used are Isoflurane, Propofol, Ketamine, Lorazepam, and Midazolam.

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When to breastfeed after taking tablet U35?

Query: Hi doctor, After taking tablet U35, how long should I wait to breastfeed again? Give your suggestion.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajendran R. Nayar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for contacting me. I understand you are breastfeeding and have taken U35, which contains Acetaminophen and Codeine Phosphate. It is alright to take Acetaminophen until a dose of two grams, but ingestion of Codeine is not recommended. The reason is that Codei...  Read Full »

Can tablet Imipramine be the reason for my oversedation?

Query: Hello doctor, I was on tablet Imipramine for a year. Though it worked wonders for my depression, I could not get out of bed until 10 AM daily. So, I switched to tablet Amitriptyline three weeks ago to help me get up early in the morning. However, with tablet Amitriptyline use, I am gaining weight ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You have side effects of tablet Imipramine (Imipramine Hydrochloride) and tablet Amitriptyline. Are you cross-tapering under the guidance of a doctor? If you have an oversedation issue, you must stop or decrease the dose of the tablet Ativa...  Read Full »

Is IV sedation the right type of anesthesia for wisdom tooth removal?

Query: Hello doctor, I was getting my wisdom teeth out and was told I would be under IV sedation, but I did not sign a consent to that, just anesthesia. So, I called and asked them about it. They said I would be asleep, but if they ask me to raise my hand, I will be able to do that. What on earth are they...  Read Full »

Dr. Akhil K P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The type of sedation your dentist has recommended for you is "conscious sedation," You will be at minimal consciousness and not completely asleep. You could respond to verbal and physical stimuli. This type of sedation helps you red...  Read Full »

Is sedation necessary for removing hammertoe surgery pins?

Query: Hi doctor, I have two pins in my foot after having a hammertoe surgery. The doctor said that I would need to be sedated to remove them. Although it is an office procedure, is sedation common?  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, sedation is common, as it will ease the doctor to do the procedure, and also it calms you during the procedure. The sedation is a very short one will last for only about 3 to 4 hours. But my advice is to avoid driving for the day.  Read Full »

My 11-year-old son has a supernumerary tooth between two teeth. Is it advisable to extract it?

Query: Hi doctor,My son is 11 years old, and I need your opinion about his case. He has a supernumerary tooth in between the tooth 28 and 29. I am overseas, and doctors here are only giving me one option: extraction under IV (Intravenous) sedation. I do not feel comfortable doing all that. I keep on asking...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Emranul Islam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq. com. I am sorry for the problems your son has. There is a supernumerary tooth in between the lower right premolars. But it is in the early stage, and still, there is lots of time to grow. And your son is now only 11 years old. Probably that is why you fear to go for any...  Read Full »

Can a supernumerary tooth be extracted under local anesthesia instead of conscious sedation?

Query: Hello doctor,My 11-year-old son has a supernumerary tooth, and we need to extract that tooth. I was told that this procedure needs conscious sedation with periodic monitoring of vitals. But I am afraid of the medications that are used for sedation. Because some medicines will cause side effects like...  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sedation is one of the options for the extraction of a supernumerary tooth. The other method is sedation along with general anesthesia. In extraction without sedation, the child should be cooperative, and the parents should console their child at the time of extract...  Read Full »

Is sedation necessary to get second molar extracted?

Query: Hello doctor, I am getting my second molar extraction tomorrow morning. It has a vertical fracture, and unfortunately, a root canal cannot fix it because it is on the side of the tooth. I went to the oral surgeon for the evaluation, and he seemed very competent and explained the process and what wo...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have two advantages. First is, an oral surgeon is doing the surgery who is the most competent dentist to perform an extraction. Secondly, sedation is a painless phenomenon that is better than GA. So do not worry. Get your tooth extracted and take full precau...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of taking 40 mg of Geodon accidentally?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom took 40 mg of Geodon accidentally and has also taken the following medicines that are on severe interaction list with Geodon in the last 24 hours. Zithromax, Codeine, thyroid medicines, Omeprazole, Triamterene and Hydrochlorothiazide. She is sleeping now for 3.5 hours after taki...  Read Full »

Dr. Danish Qureshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all Geodon (Ziprasidone) is a sedative drug used for insomnia. It decreases the sleep latency and increases the chances of falling asleep. Zithromax (Azithromycin) and food can increase its blood levels and may cause toxicity.¬†Also, elderly patients are more pro...  Read Full »

When does the sedative effect of Effexor go away?

Query: Hello doctor, I have just started taking Effexor XR 75 mg for panic disorder for seven days. I felt so sedating, I cannot even get out of my bed. I really want to give it a chance, but this is too much for me. Will this go away? Should I change the medicines? What should I do? I do not want to give ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Effexor XR (Venlafaxine) can be quite sedating in few cases in which you have the following options. 1. If you are taking this medicine in the morning time, then it is advisable to use it at bed time. 2. Take the plain preparation of Effexor rather than XR, if the ...  Read Full »

Is it true that Ashwagandha has bad interaction with anesthesia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am due to have a surgery cone biopsy for CIN 3. I am stopping all my supplements a week before, as requested by the hospital. However, I ordered an herbal medicine last week, Ashwagandha, to try for insomnia and nerves. It was dumb to try without consulting a doctor. I think I have on...  Read Full »

Dr. Sukhdev Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Regarding your query, it seems you have already searched a lot on the social networks. You are absolutely right that Ashwagandha should be stopped for 1 week prior to surgery. But, there are certain facts you need to know. First, you are not having a surgery and...  Read Full »

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