Mental health disorders

Sedation for a medical procedure

Top Medications for Sedation for a medical procedure according to our users

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  • Anti-anxiety > Benzodiazepine

    • Valium
      (Diazepam)
      Prescription only

      Valium (Diazepam) is okay for occasional or short-term use (up to 4 weeks) for anxiety and for pain and sleeplessness from muscle spasm. Less severe withdrawal symptoms compared to similar drugs.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Liquid
      • Rectal gel
    • Ativan
      (Lorazepam)
      Prescription only

      Ativan (Lorazepam) is okay for occasional or short-term use (up to 4 weeks) for anxiety and sleep. Less likely to have drug interactions, but more likely to cause withdrawal symptoms compared to similar drugs.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Liquid

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