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Sedation Instructions

(Most patients DO NOT require any sedation)

Night before treatment appointment

  • Have a normal dinner
  • Take prescribed dose of  Diazepam (Valium) before bedtime. (must be taken with food)
  • No solid food or drink after midnight

Morning of sedation treatment appointment

  • No solid food or drink (no breakfast) – unless you are diabetic.
  • Take maintenance medication if necessary (with minimal amount of water)
  • Bring second prescription with you to appointment, Triazolam prescription (Halcion).
  • You will need a ride to the appointment – no driving.
  • Arrive to appointment at on time please.
  • You will be ready to leave about an hour after appointment time.
  • You must have a driver.
  • Someone will stay with you until approximately 6:00pm that evening.

After treatment at home

  • Drink plenty of fluids. (Water and Gatorade are great!)
  • Eat a normal light lunch and dinner.
  • Try not to sleep during the day.  This will disrupt your normal sleeping patterns. Try to sleep at your normal hour that evening.
  • Take Tylenol 1000mg or Advil 800mg Every 6 hours if needed for pain.
  • Do not take Narcotic prescription pain medications until the following day.
  • No driving until 9:00 am the following day.
  • You will need someone to stay with you until around 6:00pm or until the sedation effects have subsided.
  • Return to our office for any post-operative appointments.
  • Contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

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