• Are there side effects/complications with sedation?

    Sedation is generally well tolerated.

    Transient side-effects can include:

    • a cold sensation in the IV drip with one of the sedatives
    • dizziness
    • nausea.

    Complications are very rare, and are more infrequent than complications experienced with general anaesthesia.

  • Is sedation suitable for children?

    Children below are a certain age are often not mature enough to co-operate with the insertion of an intravenous drip, and also find the experience of being sedated strange and anxiety provoking.

    We recommend that children under the age of 10-12 be cared for in hospital under general anaesthesia.

  • Is sedation suitable for the elderly?

    There is no upper age limit for sedation.

    All patients, irrespective of age, are thoroughly assessed by our specialists and nurses to ensure that they are safe for clinic based care.

    Patients whose medical issues are deemed to be too complex for clinic based care should be managed in hospitals with appropriate facilities.

  • Can sedation be provided to patients with allergies?

    All patients are thoroughly screened by our clinical staff.

    Our sedation medicines are the safest available worldwide, and have a very low incidence of allergic reactions.

    If a patient is allergic to one of the sedatives, their sedation will be conducted with other medicines.

    It is very unlikely for a patient to be allergic to all the medicines used for sedation.


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