Dependence and addiction are risks for all three classes of sedatives.
Addiction means having a compulsive desire to use a drug, even when this has a harmful effect on your work or personal life.
It can occur without addiction, but it often accompanies addiction.
If you become dependent on a drug, you may need a higher dose to achieve the desired effect (tolerance), or there may be physical or psychological effects when the drug is stopped (withdrawal).
Any head, neck, or spinal cord injuries should be noted as well as any diagnosis of osteoporosis.
Antihistamines are a class of agents that block histamine release from histamine-1 receptors and are mostly used to treat allergies or cold and flu symptoms, although some first-generation antihistamines may also be used for other conditions.
A patient with any of these conditions must be evaluated for special procedures to minimize the risk of patient injury due to the sedation method.
In addition to the aforementioned precautions, patients should be interviewed to determine if they have any other condition that may lead to complications while undergoing treatment.
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The American Society of Anesthesiologists defines the continuum of sedation as follows: Prior to any oral sedation methods being used on a patient, screening must be done to identify possible health concerns.
Before using sedation, doctors try to identify any of the following that may apply: known drug allergies and sensitivities, hypertension, heart defects, kidney disease, other allergens, such as latex allergy, history of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) (certain oral sedation methods may trigger a TIA), neuromuscular disorders (such as muscular dystrophy), or a current list of medications and herbal supplements taken by the patient.
Histamine-1 receptors are also found in the brain and spinal cord, and stimulation of these receptors makes you more awake and alert.
Sedating antihistamines oppose the effects of histamine on H1 receptors in your brain, which is why they cause sedation and drowsiness.Sedation methods in dentistry include inhalation sedation (using nitrous oxide), oral sedation, and intravenous (IV) sedation.