To minimize the risks for difficulties or complications after your procedural sedation, we provide patients with the following set of post-sedation instructions.
Following most surgical procedures, it is expected that you will have some degree of post-operative discomfort or pain. Your surgeon will provide you with pain medication that is appropriate for you. In most cases, a non-narcotic pain regimen should be your first-line method for pain control. Such a regimen consists of: (1) Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and (2) Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin). These two medications (Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen) taken together every 6 hours for the first 3-days after surgery will, in most cases, be as effective as a narcotic without the unpleasant side effects associated with narcotics. If a narcotic has been prescribed, follow the directions carefully and do not exceed the daily maximum of Acetaminophen. Remember that Tylenol #3, Tylenol #2, Tramacet, or Percocet all contain Acetaminophen 325 mg and this should be kept in mind if also taking over-the-counter Acetaminophen. If you have any questions about these medications interacting with other medications you are presently taking, please call our office first, or discuss with your Physician and /or your Pharmacist.
I have read and understand the above post-sedation instructions: _________________ (initial)
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING YOUR SURGICAL PROCEDURE, THE ANESTHETIC, OR ANY OF THE ABOVE INSTRUCTIONS, PLEASE DISCUSS THEM WITH YOUR SURGEON PRIOR TO TREATMENT.