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Medications for Light Sedation

What is Light Sedation:  Light Sedation is a state being calm with reduction of psychological activity, where verbal contact is retained.

Medications to treat Light Sedation

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Valium D 4 X 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: diazepam systemic

Drug class: benzodiazepines, benzodiazepine anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
diazepam D 4 X 7 reviews
8.0

Generic name: diazepam systemic

Brand names:  Valium, Diazepam Intensol, Diastat, Diastat Pediatric, Diastat AcuDial

Drug class: benzodiazepines, benzodiazepine anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Versed D 4 X 14 reviews
6.0

Generic name: midazolam systemic

Drug class: benzodiazepines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Phenergan C N X 6 reviews
7.0

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
midazolam D 4 X 17 reviews
6.0

Generic name: midazolam systemic

Brand name:  Versed

Drug class: benzodiazepines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Demerol C 2 X 5 reviews
8.0

Generic name: meperidine systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
promethazine C N X 10 reviews
7.0

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Brand names:  Phenergan, Promethegan, Phenadoz, Antinaus 50

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Thorazine N N X 4 reviews
7.0

Generic name: chlorpromazine systemic

Drug class: phenothiazine antiemetics, phenothiazine antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
chlorpromazine N N X 4 reviews
7.0

Generic name: chlorpromazine systemic

Brand name:  Thorazine

Drug class: phenothiazine antiemetics, phenothiazine antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Diazepam Intensol D 4 X Add review Rate

Generic name: diazepam systemic

Drug class: benzodiazepines, benzodiazepine anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Librium N 4 X 4 reviews
7.0

Generic name: chlordiazepoxide systemic

Drug class: benzodiazepines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Diastat D 4 X Add review Rate

Generic name: diazepam systemic

Drug class: benzodiazepines, benzodiazepine anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
meperidine C 2 X 5 reviews
8.0

Generic name: meperidine systemic

Brand names:  Demerol, Meperitab

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Promethegan C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Seconal D 2 X 1 review
10

Generic name: secobarbital systemic

Drug class: barbiturates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Diastat Pediatric D 4 X Add review Rate

Generic name: diazepam systemic

Drug class: benzodiazepines, benzodiazepine anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Phenadoz C N X Add review
8.0

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Antinaus 50 C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Diastat AcuDial D 4 X Add review Rate

Generic name: diazepam systemic

Drug class: benzodiazepines, benzodiazepine anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Levo-Dromoran C 2 X Add review Rate

Generic name: levorphanol systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
chlordiazepoxide N 4 X 4 reviews
7.0

Generic name: chlordiazepoxide systemic

Brand name:  Librium

Drug class: benzodiazepines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Meperitab C 2 X Add review Rate

Generic name: meperidine systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
levorphanol C 2 X Add review Rate

Generic name: levorphanol systemic

Brand name:  Levo-Dromoran

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
secobarbital D 2 X 1 review
10

Generic name: secobarbital systemic

Brand names:  Seconal, Seconal Sodium

Drug class: barbiturates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
Seconal Sodium D 2 X Add review Rate

Generic name: secobarbital systemic

Drug class: barbiturates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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