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Anxiolysis in Adults

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.



is also called minimal sedation, conscious sedation, or twilight sedation. Anxiolysis is anxiety relief that occurs after you have been given medicine. This medicine helps you stay calm and comfortable during certain tests or procedures. It may be used before tests, such as an MRI, or a procedure, such as setting a broken arm. You may get the medicine as a pill or through your IV. If you are having surgery, the medicine will be given along with local or regional anesthesia. You may be drowsy, but you will be able to respond.

Seek care immediately if:

Contact your healthcare provider if:

After anxiolysis:

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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