Individual patient response to medications can vary; therefore, the clinician can potentially overshoot the desired level of anesthesia.Clinicians must be prepared for this and should have emergency apparatus available in case problems arise.
For many people, sedating antihistamines, also called old, classic, or first-generation antihistamines, cause sleepiness, grogginess, and slow reaction time.
Sedatives are drugs that people take to relax or fall asleep, and sedation has two related meanings.
Sedation can be the condition of someone who has taken a sedative.
This is accomplished along a continuum of sedation levels: Prior to the administration of medications, clinicians must know the level of sedation required for a given procedure and the appropriate dose of the pharmacologic agent or agents chosen.
This determines the equipment that one should have readily available prior to starting the procedure.