Information on sedation

Information on sedation

Sedation is a state of calm and relaxation produced by a sedative drug. It is usually given into your vein (IV or intravenous), but can sometimes be given by mouth (oral) or through a face mask. Read our leaflets below for more information on what to expect.

Translations are available for the leaflets below in the 20 most common languages used in the UK, including Welsh. Additional translated leaflets will be added as and when they are available.

Sedation explained

Explains what sedation is, how it works and when you may need it

Caring for someone who has had a GA or sedation

What to expect if you take a relative home after sedation