How are sedatives cleared from my system?

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Josie Moynihan

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How are sedatives cleared from my system?
« on: 19/01/2011 16:30:08 »
Josie Moynihan  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hello Chris et al.,
 
I am due to have a tooth extracted under sedation, as opposed to GA, and was just wondering (in the middle of the night - as you do) which would be the best way to clear out any remaining sedative from my system?  Does sleeping 'use it up' or does exercise 'flush it out'?
 
Thanks - Josie

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How are sedatives cleared from my system?
« Reply #1 on: 19/01/2011 19:19:29 »
The sedatives will be cleared from your system by either your kidneys or your liver depending on the drug, or drug cocktail.

I believe the process is more or less done at a constant rate.  Exercise might help you keep alert, but there wouldn't be a lot of benefit from going home and watching your favorite video.