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Dr. David Sherer
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Versed (Overview)

Versed is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug (anti-anxiety drug, psychiatric drug).


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I need to know what is versed most commonly used for?

I need to know what is versed most commonly used for?

Versed most common: Versed is used preoperative to decrease anxiety and as an amnestic, sometimes orally in children. It is also used for moderate sedation to allow surgical procedures without anesthesia. ...Read more

Dr. David Sherer
137 doctors shared insights

Versed (Overview)

Versed is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug (anti-anxiety drug, psychiatric drug).


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What can cause you to have a terrible experience with the drug midazolam/versed?

What can cause you to have a terrible experience with the drug midazolam/versed?

Side effects: Two side effects that can cause a bad experience with versed are delirium and agitation. While they are not common, they do occur. ...Read more

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I am scheduled for a CT cisternogram. What is involved and will I be given versed?

I am scheduled for a CT cisternogram. What is involved and will I be given versed?

Talk to your: Doctor. If you feel that you need some medication for anxiolysis and it isn't the standard of care where this will be done, ask your doctor to prescribe some medication like Ativan (lorazepam) to take beforehand. ...Read more

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Do dentists use versed to sedate patients?

Do dentists use versed to sedate patients?

Sometimes: Versed is one of many different drugs that can be used safely in dental sedation. ...Read more

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My needs dental work. The dentist wants to give him versed. Is it safe?

My needs dental work. The dentist wants to give him versed. Is it safe?

Yes: Versed is a benzodiazepine that relaxes and sedates anxious dental patients. It also has an amnesic effect. As with all sedations, the dentist should be well trained in treating the rare side effects that may occur--especially respiratory depression. The dentist should have the appropriate training and the right equipment to monitor the patient while under sedation. ...Read more

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Why are there so many "horror stories" and people saying not to get Versed during a procedure? Isn't it supposed to be a safe drug?

Why are there so many "horror stories" and people saying not to get Versed during a procedure? Isn't it supposed to be a safe drug?

Sedative: Versed(Midazolam) is a Benzodiazepine which is routinely used for sedation during surgical procedures. It helps alleviate anxiety and provides some form of amnesia. As with every kind of drug, it does have its "negative" effects like respiratory depression but if used in the correct context under direct supervision of a physician there is usually minimal side effects. ...Read more

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Is versed a dangerous drug for colonoscopy? What are the side effects?

Is versed a dangerous drug for colonoscopy? What are the side effects?

Versed: It can usually be used safely. There is a drug that can rapidly reverse it's effects. Although the incidence of respiratory depression/arrest is low (0.1-0.5%) when Midazolam is administered alone at normal doses, [47][48] the concomitant use with CNS acting drugs, mainly analgesic opiates, may increase the possibility of hypotension, respiratory depression, respiratory arrest. www.wikipedia.com. ...Read more

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Can versed cause problems with the heart during a colonoscopy and endoscopy. I have taccycardia and memory problems. Will I have a heart attack?

Can versed cause problems with the heart during a colonoscopy and endoscopy. I have taccycardia and memory problems. Will I have a heart attack?

Versed ;Heart attack: I do not know of a potential of Midazolam (™ versed) causing heart attacks. It does have some potential to make you forget what happened during the procedure (amnestic effect which is actually desirable in this particular situation), but heart attacks, while can happen due to stress of the procedure or blood pressure drop during procedure but not directly from versed (at least that is reported). ...Read more

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What are side effects of the drug versed?

What are side effects of the drug versed?

Respiratory, sedatio: Versed also knownas Midazolam casues a decrease in respiratory rate, sedation and can drop blood pressure. It should be used carefully and in monitored situations. ...Read more

Dr. Zeev Kain
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Midazolam (Definition)

Midazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more