Post-Op IV Sedation Instructions

  1. Possible feeling of drowsiness or fully alert upon leaving. Always have someone to hold on your arms when walking. Please have companions stay close to you for the next 24 hours after procedure.
  2. Do not drive for 24 hours.
  3. Do not operate hazardous equipment or devices for 24 hours.
  4. A responsible person (18 years or older) must be present until patient has fully recovered from the effects of the sedation.
  5. Should not get up and down stairs unattended. Try to remain on the first floor of the residence until fully recovered.
  6. See Post-Op instructions for restrictions on food intake. This may very depend on the procedure that was performed.
  7. Drink plenty of fluids as soon as possible (except alcohol).
  8. If you have any questions or concerns, give our office a call. In the case you feel symptoms in warrant to a physician and you are unable to reach us, go to the nearest emergency room immediately.

Following most surgical procedures the patient may or not experience some pain/discomfort. The patient will be provided with medication for discomfort that is appropriate for them. In most cases a non-narcotic pain regimen will be given consisting of acetaminophen (Tylenol) and Ibuprofen (Advil). These two medications taken together will be as effective as a narcotic without any of the side effects associated with narcotics. If a narcotic has been prescribed, follow the directions carefully. If you have any questions about these medications interacting with other medications the patient is presently taking, please contact our office, a physician and/or pharmacist.

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