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Medications for Sedation

What is Sedation:  1. The act of calming, especially by the administration of a sedative.

2. The state of being calm.

Medications to treat 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
trazodone C N X 88 reviews
7.0

Generic name: trazodone systemic

Brand names:  Desyrel, Desyrel Dividose

Drug class: phenylpiperazine antidepressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Ativan D 4 X 6 reviews
8.0

Generic name: lorazepam systemic

Drug class: benzodiazepines, miscellaneous antiemetics, benzodiazepine anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
hydroxyzine N N X 67 reviews
6.0

Generic name: hydroxyzine systemic

Brand name:  Vistaril

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Lorazepam Intensol D 4 X 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: lorazepam systemic

Drug class: benzodiazepines, miscellaneous antiemetics, benzodiazepine anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Vistaril N N X 7 reviews
6.0

Generic name: hydroxyzine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
lorazepam D 4 X 13 reviews
7.0

Generic name: lorazepam systemic

Brand names:  Ativan, Lorazepam Intensol

Drug class: benzodiazepines, miscellaneous antiemetics, benzodiazepine anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Desyrel C N X 8 reviews
8.0

Generic name: trazodone systemic

Drug class: phenylpiperazine antidepressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Phenergan C N X 8 reviews
7.0

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
promethazine C N X 29 reviews
7.0

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Brand names:  Phenergan, Promethegan, Antinaus 50, Phenadoz

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Sublimaze C 2 X Add review
10

Generic name: fentanyl systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Seconal D 2 X Add review
10

Generic name: secobarbital systemic

Drug class: barbiturates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Precedex C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: dexmedetomidine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Amytal Sodium D 2 X Add review Rate

Generic name: amobarbital systemic

Drug class: barbiturates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
fentanyl C 2 X 1 review
10

Generic name: fentanyl systemic

Brand name:  Sublimaze

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Desyrel Dividose C N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: trazodone systemic

Drug class: phenylpiperazine antidepressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Luminal D 4 X Add review Rate

Generic name: phenobarbital systemic

Drug class: barbiturates, barbiturate anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
Nembutal D M X Add review Rate

Generic name: pentobarbital systemic

Drug class: barbiturates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Promethegan C N X Add review
6.0

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Talwin C 4 X Add review
1.0

Generic name: pentazocine systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Antinaus 50 C N X Add review
7.0

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Phenadoz 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

 
Butisol Sodium D 3 X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: butabarbital systemic

Drug class: barbiturates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
dexmedetomidine C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: dexmedetomidine systemic

Brand name:  Precedex

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Nembutal Sodium D M X Add review
9.0

Generic name: pentobarbital systemic

Drug class: barbiturates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
phenobarbital D 4 X 1 review
6.0

Generic name: phenobarbital systemic

Brand name:  Luminal

Drug class: barbiturates, barbiturate anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
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Alternative treatments for Sedation

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Sedation. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Sedation.

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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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