This means that if the patient has not had time to metabolize the previous dose and ingests more, then the sedative effect may increase.Because of these additive effects, these medications taken with other sedatives or alcohol (also a sedative hypnotic drug) may increase chances for accidental death.Quality of the evidence Most of the evidence was moderate quality.This is mainly because some small studies we looked at did not check up on people adequately after they were intubated.Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4.The effects of impaired adrenal gland functioning and higher SOFA scores on people’s health is unknown.
Benzodiazepines (common sedative medication) have a cumulative effect.
However, when someone is given etomidate their adrenal glands do not function as well. Study characteristics We looked at the evidence up to February 2013 and found 1666 studies.
We included eight studies in our has been completed.
Additionally, sedation is often desirable to diminish fear associated with operative procedures.
Sedation is typically used for common diagnostic tests that require prolonged immobilization such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed axial tomography (CAT) scanning.