Sedation is when medication is given to help you feel more relaxed during a procedure. It may make you feel relaxed and drowsy or deeper sedation may make you fall asleep.
It is not the same as a general anaesthetic.
- Sedation explained leaflet (RCOA)
- Enhanced sedation for GI endoscopy leaflet
- Caring for someone who has had a general anaesthetic or sedation leaflet (RCOA) – essential reading for anyone who will care for friend or relative who has had a general anaesthetic.