DOWNLOADABLE PDF: English | Chinese | Russian | Spanish | Vietnamese Sedation medicine will make you sleepy, help you relax, and lessen your discomfort.
You will feel drowsy but can still follow instructions, such as holding your breath while an image is taken.
If you want to avoid medications, or if it is contra-indicated in your situation, there are other treatment options that have varying results.
Some date back to ancient times while some are modern treatment modalities.
Chloral hydrate is a medication given by mouth to infants for non-painful procedures. However, it can take as little as five minutes or as much as 45 minutes before a child falls asleep.
A smaller second dose usually will be given if a baby is not asleep within 30 minutes.
Benzodiazepines (common sedative medication) have a cumulative effect.
This means that if the patient has not had time to metabolize the previous dose and ingests more, then the sedative effect may increase.
In general, most of the medications that induce sedation may alter breathing and cardiac stability.These include: Before starting a medication regimen, it is important to diagnose the type of headache you are experiencing.Many headaches are treated effectively with the use of over the counter medication.Once asleep, the infant will usually stay asleep for about an hour.This medication has a bad taste and it is common for infants to spit and sputter when the medicine is given.
The Joint Commission defines medications being secure as: “In a locked container, in a locked room or under constant surveillance”.