Quality of the evidence Most of the evidence was moderate quality.

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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.

Generic name: lorazepam systemic Drug class: benzodiazepines, miscellaneous antiemetics, benzodiazepine anticonvulsants For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information 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 Drug class: benzodiazepines, miscellaneous antiemetics, benzodiazepine anticonvulsants For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information Generic name: lorazepam systemic Drug class: benzodiazepines, miscellaneous antiemetics, benzodiazepine anticonvulsants For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects For professionals: Prescribing Information Generic name: hydroxyzine systemic Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, antihistamines For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects For professionals: Prescribing Information Generic name: dexmedetomidine systemic Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information 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.

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.

Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) scores are used to find out how badly someone’s organs are failing.

Using etomidate results in worse SOFA scores but this difference is small and not clinically meaningful.

The effects of impaired adrenal gland functioning and higher SOFA scores on people’s health is unknown.