Pain Treatment

How long does it take for anesthesia to wear off in your body?

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  • APatricia Bartley Daniele, Ambulatory Care, answered on behalf of Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)

    It depends upon the type of anesthesia is administered. There may be prescribed pain medications that contribute to drowsiness. If you have general anesthesia, you should not drive, make major decisions or sign legal documents for the first 24 hours. It is not just the anesthesia, but the surgery, your health history, and surgical site that influence your recovery from anesthesia.

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