Drugs commonly used for conscious sedation

Drugs commonly used for conscious sedation

What pharmacologic agents are commonly used for patients undergoing conscious sedation? What is their reversal agent?

Benzodiazepines are typically used to provide conscious sedation.

Common benzodiazepines include midazolam, lorazepam, and diazepam. Flumazenil is used as a reversal agent for benzodiazepines.

The effect of flumazenil is usually visible in 2 minutes, with peak effects at 10 minutes.


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