Outpatient sedation recommendations

These are some guidelines that contain useful information before, during, and after your outpatient sedation

Preoperative fasting


Solid foods low in fat and protein: 6 hours

Formula milk or Cow’s milk: 6 hours

Breast milk: 4 hours

Clear liquids (water, tea, sugar-free beverages, herbal tea, water with aguapanela, pulp-free boxed fruit juices – HIT or TuttiFrutti -, Bon ICE, water ice pops, Gatorade): 1-2 hours

Day of the procedure


Take the medications authorized by the anesthesiologist. If you have any doubts about them, please contact us.

Wear comfortable and warm clothing.

You must attend with a companion.

If your procedure is longer than 1 hour, you should remove your contact lenses and tell the anesthesiologist about them.

You do not need to remove nail polish.

If there is any change in your health status, inform your anesthesiologist.

Postoperatorio sedación


It is normal to experience mild drowsiness on the first day. Do not schedule any activities for that day. Rest.

Do not drive any vehicle or ride as a passenger on a motorcycle in the first hours after sedation.

Avoid making important transactions or decisions.


The signs and symptoms of concern include: headache, nausea, vomiting, prolonged drowsiness (>6 hours), dizziness.

If you experience any of these symptoms, please contact us as soon as possible by calling +57 305 471 22 55 to determine the appropriate measures.

At Contigo Sedación, our recommendations for outpatient sedation are designed to protect you.

The demand for outpatient sedation for medical and dental procedures in offices, outside of an operating room, has grown extraordinarily for various reasons. Currently, the provision of sedation for these procedures is subject to various conditions and situations. For this reason, it is necessary to approach it in order to keep patients informed, safe, and calm.


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