Date issued: July 2021
Review date: July 2023
Going home after a sedative
You were given a sedative whilst in the emergency department. This was to help you feel more comfortable whilst you had your procedure done.
It is normal to have a short time where you cannot remember exactly what happened; this is a side effect of the sedative.
In the next 24 hours it is important to:
Drink lots of hot or cold drinks
Have something light to eat - nothing fried or spicy
Have someone with you for 24 hours
Make any important decisions
Care for anyone without help
If you have any worries or questions please phone us on: 01752 430217