Conscious Sedation

Conscious Sedation
Risks for Conscious Awake Sedation:
Common: Short-term memory loss that is usually brief, feeling drowsy, not being able to think
clearly, decreased blood pressure and decreased respiratory activity (abnormal breathing);
Uncommon: Very low blood pressure, respiratory insufficiency (not breathing well enough to meet
your body’s needs), nausea and vomiting, abnormal heart rhythms, and a severe allergic reaction
that could cause death;
Severe, Life-threatening and Rare: Breathing stops completely, the contents of the stomach get
into the lungs, and low blood pressure that is severe enough to stop the heart."