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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

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How long can fentanyle and versed stay in your system after a colonoscopy?

How long can fentanyle and versed stay in your system after a colonoscopy?

6-8 hours: The clinical effects, meaning sedation and pain relief, may not be apparent but the metabolites and their effects are still in your bloodstream. Other factors can influence how long these meds have an effect and stay in your body. This is why as a general rule, patients are given a full 24 hours to have them clear from their systems. ...Read more

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Egd done today with fentanyl and versed. How long after procedure can I take my ativan (lorazepam)?

Egd done today with fentanyl and versed. How  long after procedure can I take my ativan (lorazepam)?

Ativan (lorazepam): You should be only taking your Ativan (lorazepam) on occasion and never on a daily basis. Given that you have a significant opiate and a strong cousin to Ativan (lorazepam) already in your bloodstream the answer would be several days from now. ...Read more

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Had colonoscopy wed of this week. When does the effects of the meds given wear off? Versed, Propofol and some nausea med. Colonoscopy was negative!

Usually quickly. : These meds typically wear off in a matter of a few hours (can be significantly longer if you have kidney disease) but you can feel groggy for a day. You should be back to normal the next day. If not see your dr. ...Read more

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Can i take start biaxian today and have 2 scopes done on friday? I saw interaction with versed. I start colon prep on thursday morning

Can i take start biaxian today and have 2 scopes done on friday? I saw interaction with versed. I start colon prep on thursday morning

Yes. www.drugs.com: You need to let the anesthesiologist know that you are on it so another benzodiazepine can be used that does not go through the same enzyme system. The anesthesiologist will know what to select or to lower the dose.Monitor: macrolide antibiotics may increase and prolong the CNS effects of certain benzodiazepines. The mechanism is inhibition of cyp450 3a4 hepatic oxidation of the benzodiazepines. ...Read more

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Side effex of midazolam?

Side effex of midazolam?

Low BP, apnea, etc.: Midazolam/versed is a fast acting medication (related to benzodiazepines) that works on the gaba receptors. Used peri-operatively to produce sedation and retrograde amnesia (helps you forget pain). Because it has a short half-life (1.5 to 3 hours), it is often preferred over diazepam. Side effects can include oxygen desaturation, lowered blood pressure, respiratory depression, and GI distress. ...Read more

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Will versed affect eplipepsy?

Will versed affect eplipepsy?

Yes: Versed, the trade name for the generic midazolam, is a benzodiazepine drug, used to break status epilepticus (where seizures are continuous and uncontrollable). So, yes, midazolam will effect epilepsy by helping break an episode. Obviously, because it is a sedative drug, other anti-epileptic medications are preferred to prevent attacks. ...Read more

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What is your opinion of the drug midazolam?

What is your opinion of the drug midazolam?

Midazolam: I use Midazolam routinely on a daily basis. Used appropriately and judiciously it is an excellent addition to to armamentarium of a skilled anesthesiologist. I find it an indispensable adjunct to my practice and to my patient's comfort and often desire for an amnestic effect peri-procedurally. ...Read more

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Can the use of versed cause permanent damage?

Can the use of versed cause permanent damage?

Rarely, if at all: Versed, also known as midazolam, is a benzodiazepine. This is the class of drugs valium belongs to also. These drugs have sedative and anxiolytic properties and are extremely safe when taken as prescribed, or administered by a healthcare provider in a monitored setting. From a pharmacologic perspective, benzodiazepines have a large margin of safety. ...Read more

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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. Zeev Kain
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Midazolam (Definition)

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