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Enter rt1573 in the search box to learn more about "Sedation for a Medical Procedure: After Your Visit".
You may have been given a mix of sedatives (medicine to help you relax) and analgesics (medicine to help with pain) when you had your procedure or surgery.
The medicines you were given may make you feel relaxed and lessen pain for up to 24 hours. As the medicines wear off, you may feel some pain or discomfort. If you have pain, don't be afraid to say so. Pain medicine works better if you take it before the pain gets bad.
Side effects of the medicines may include:
Because of these common side effects, you’ll stay until it’s safe for you to go home. Because you were given sedation, someone
must go home with you.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 if:
Call your doctor or nurse call line now, or see a doctor right away if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to speak with your doctor if you have any concerns.
For 24/7 nurse advice and general health information call Health Link at 811.
Current as of: January 19, 2017
Author: Anesthesiology, Alberta Health Services
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