Effect of Benadryl Sedation During ERCP or EUS
The purpose of the study is to determine if adding Benadryl improves sedation for patients scheduled to undergo ERCP or EUS procedures.
Drug: Benadryl versus Placebo
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
|Official Title:||Effect of Diphenhydramine Sedation During Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP) or Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)|
- Recovery score
- Quality of sedation
|Study Start Date:||July 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||July 2007|
The usual sedatives used for endoscopy are meperidine (Demerol) and midazolam (Versed). Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) is often used in addition to these medications in an effort to improve sedation. There is little published information regarding the use of diphenhydramine in conscious sedation. It is recognized that certain patients have features that predict difficult sedation such as prescription sedative use or heavy alcohol use. In addition, prolonged procedures like ERCP and EUS require higher doses of sedatives. Diphenhydramine may improve the quality of sedation in patients undergoing endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP) or endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) procedures. You are being asked to participate because you are already scheduled to undergo one of these procedures.