11th December 2019


Is an anesthetic a sedative?

Conscious sedation for surgical procedures. Conscious sedation is a combination of medicines to help you relax (a sedative) and to block pain (an anesthetic) during a medical or dental procedure. You will probably stay awake but may not be able to speak.

Moreover, what drugs are used to sedate patients?

The GDG reviewed evidence on the following drugs:
  • Midazolam: Oral, IV, rectal, transmucosal.
  • Ketamine: IV, IM.
  • Chloral Hydrate: Oral.
  • Triclofos sodium: Oral.
  • Nitrous oxide: Inhalation.
  • Sevoflurane: Inhalation.
  • Propofol: IV.
  • Opioids: IV Fentanyl, IV Morphine and intranasal (IN) Diamorphine.

What does it mean to sedate a patient?

sedate. Sedate means to be calm, but if a doctor sedates you it means you've been administered a tranquilizing drug. Most surgeries require some form of sedation, but to be sedate in day-to-day life means composed, quiet, and serene.

What is used for IV sedation?

Intravenous sedation (IV sedation) is an option that allows for dental procedures to be performed while you are under the influence of a sedative drug administered via an injection. It is often referred to as “sleep dentistry” or “twilight dentistry”.
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