What Are Sedatives?


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A sedative basically is a substance which depresses the central nervous system resulting in tranquillity, relaxation, sleepiness, irregular speech, poor judgement, etc. If consumed in high doses or when they are abused, they might cause unconsciousness and in acute cases even death. Doctors and nurses regularly direct sedatives to patients in an effort to reduce the patient's anxiety. Even though sedatives do not reduce pain in themselves, they can be a helpful adjunct to analgesics in getting a patient ready for surgery.

Usually all sedatives can result in physiological and psychological dependency when consumed on habitual basis. When dependent users all of a sudden cut down or stop the intake of sedatives, they might face withdrawal symptoms varying from restlessness to insomnia.

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