SIDE EFFECTS OF SEDATION?
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON SIDE EFFECTS OF SEDATION?
NAUSEA AND VOMITING
Nausea and vomiting: There are various reasons for this, e.g. the type of operation, your pre-operative condition, the use of painkillers, and the use of anaesthetics. Some anaesthesiologists will administer “anti-nausea” medication during the procedure, but medication will also be prescribed postoperatively.
Pain: This is due to the surgical procedure. Most anaesthesiologists administer pain medication during the procedure. They will also prescribe medication post-operative. Please ask! It is not necessary to suffer pain.
Drowsiness after the procedure: Some patients are susceptible to anaesthetics. Everybody reacts differently: some people need more anaesthesia than others. More prolonged procedures also influence post-operative recovery.
LESS SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE:
Dry mouth or temporary breathing problems.• Itchiness, bruising or pain at the spot of injection.• Rash due to plasters or medication.• Sore neck, sore or dry eyes.• Pain in the arms or legs due to the positioning during the operation.• You may also feel cold and shaky.• These side effects usually do not last long and do not need any treatment.For any questions not included or discussed, please follow the link on the right-hand side of the site to get in touch.