Information on sedation

Information on sedation

Sedation is a state of calm and relaxation produced by a sedative drug. It is usually given into your vein (IV or intravenous), but can sometimes be given by mouth (oral) or through a face mask. Read our leaflets below for more information on what to expect.

Sedation explained

This leaflet explains what sedation is, how it works and when you may need it. It also explains the benefits and risks of using sedation and what it might feel like.

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Caring for someone who has had a general anaesthetic or sedation

This leaflet that explains what to expect if you have been asked to take a relative or friend home after they have had sedation for their treatment or a procedure under general anaesthetic.

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