Sedating a patient

I am about to begin treatment on a patient suffering from depression and ADD. I would use protocol 1 (treatment with triazolam) but skip the valium the night before as we will see her at 12 pm. What should I look out for that might be different than I have experienced when sedating a patient not on these antidepressants (i.e. The goal with our protocols that you should get to a level of sedation that will cause no respiratory consequences.

She currently takes daily: Lexapro 15 mg, Welbutrin 300 mg, and Vyvanse 50mg for ADD. When you have a patient who is on CNS depressants AND stimulants the problems with sedation level are difficult.

First of all, I would not take the patient off her Vyvanse.

The most important question is not how the Vyvanse will affect her sedation, but how uncontrolled ADD will affect the safety and efficacy of the sedation.

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