Instructions For IV Sedation

  1. If you have experienced any fevers, chills, coughing, shortness of breath, sore throat, running nose, nasal congestion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches, headaches, the new loss of taste or smell in the 6 weeks leading to your appointment, please call our office to discuss whether we need to reschedule your appointment to ensure a safe delivery of sedation.
  2. You must have a responsible escort/driver (18 years or older) accompany you to your appointment and drive you home. If you are a minor, you must be accompanied by your parent or legal guardian. Your escort and/or legal guardian will be asked to remain on premises during your procedure.
  3. Do not eat or drink anything for 8 hours prior to your scheduled procedure time. This includes gum, candy, and mints. You may only drink water. Your last water intake should be more than 2 hours prior to your procedure. Do NOT eat or drink anything, including water, for at least 2 hours prior to your appointment
  4. Do not wear make-up (including eye make-up and lipstick), artificial eye-lashes, nail polish, artificial nails, or jewelry (including tongue, nose, and lip piercings) on the day of the procedure.
  5. Remove any contact lenses prior to the procedure
  6. Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing with short sleeves, or sleeves that can be rolled up past the elbows. Please don’t wear high heels, slippers, or flip-flops.
  7. Intravenous sedation medications may have negative effects during pregnancy. If you are pregnant, expecting to be pregnant, or trying to be pregnant, please notify us
  8. The use of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and other substances has serious negative interactions with your intravenous sedation procedure. Please refrain from using any substances at least 14 days prior to your procedure.
  9. If you use an inhaler or an EpiPen®, please bring those with you to your appointment
  10. Unless informed otherwise, we ask that you take your normal medications prior to your appointment with a sip of water. Try to do so at least 2 hours prior to the appointment
  11. Post-intravenous sedation: Do NOT operate heavy machinery, drive, or return to work or school for 24 hours after your intravenous sedation appointment. Do NOT make any decisions or sign any paperwork while under the influence of sedation medications. Make sure that your escort will be driving you home and staying with you while you recover.