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Medications for Light Sedation

About Light Sedation

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

Drugs used for Light Sedation

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

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
diazepam 7.5 15 reviews
Rx D 4 X

Generic name: diazepam systemic

Brand names:  Valium, Diazepam Intensol

Drug class: benzodiazepines, benzodiazepine anticonvulsants

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Valium 8.3 7 reviews
Rx D 4 X

Generic name: diazepam systemic

Drug class: benzodiazepines, benzodiazepine anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

midazolam 4.7 55 reviews
Rx D 4 X

Generic name: midazolam systemic

Drug class: benzodiazepines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Phenergan 7.1 10 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

promethazine 7.1 18 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Brand names:  Phenergan, Promethegan, Phenadoz, Antinaus 50 …show all

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Demerol 8.0 5 reviews
Rx C 2 X

Generic name: meperidine systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

chlorpromazine 5.0 9 reviews
Rx N N X

Generic name: chlorpromazine systemic

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 Rate Add review
Rx D 4 X

Generic name: diazepam systemic

Drug class: benzodiazepines, benzodiazepine anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

meperidine 8.0 5 reviews
Rx C 2 X

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 Rate Add review
Rx C N X

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Phenadoz Rate Add review
Rx C N X

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Antinaus 50 Rate Add review
Rx C N X

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

chlordiazepoxide 7.0 4 reviews
Rx N 4 X

Generic name: chlordiazepoxide systemic

Drug class: benzodiazepines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

secobarbital 10 1 review
Rx D 2 X

Generic name: secobarbital systemic

Brand name:  Seconal Sodium

Drug class: barbiturates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

levorphanol Rate Add review
Rx C 2 X

Generic name: levorphanol systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Meperitab Rate Add review
Rx C 2 X

Generic name: meperidine systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Seconal Sodium Rate Add review
Rx D 2 X

Generic name: secobarbital systemic

Drug class: barbiturates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Pregnancy Category
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 (CSA) 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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