The sedative medications administered today during your/the patient’s procedure may have residual effect for up to 24 hours. Examples may include continued drowsiness, dizziness, difficulty with balance and coordination, impaired judgement, and short term memory problems. Since these changes may not be easily recognizable, no activities should be undertaken that require you (or the patient’s) best effort. For your/the patient’s safety, it is important that you adhere to the following instructions constructed around the common letter D:
After the first 24 hours, the vast majority of patients receiving these sedative medications are back to normal.