oa South African Medical Journal - Is premedication necessary for minor operations

Volume 41, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



In our investigation of 50 premedicated and 50 non-premedicated patients we found no evidence to support the routine administration of a sedative premedication for minor surgical procedures, and indeed found that it complicated the administration of the anaesthetic and produced more unpleasant effects postoperatively.

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