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3 yr old needs pulpotomies & crowns. Prone to allergies. Which is safest w/ fewest risks or side effects- Versed, Hydroxyzine or Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? Thanks!

3 yr old needs pulpotomies & crowns. Prone to allergies. Which is safest w/ fewest risks or side effects- Versed, Hydroxyzine or Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? Thanks!

Anesthesiologist: Or experienced Pedodontist are the best to judge after examining the child, insufficient information and limited platform for assessment and decision making, good luck ...Read more

Dr. Zeev Kain
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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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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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I'm going to have versed general sedation is there side effects from that?

I'm going to have versed general sedation is there side effects from that?

Sleepiness, mainly: Versed (midazolam) is a medication in the same family as valium. It helps relax you and provides sedation for procedures such as endoscopy or minor surgery. It can be used before general anesthesia as a premedication to help you relax. Usually the only effects are drowsiness and amnesia. If you are having general anesthesia, other drugs will be needed in addition. ...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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Is I.V. sedation (Midazolam+Fentanyl) for dental procedure, safe for hypertensive/tachycardic person who is on Coversyl? Is there no side effect?

Is I.V. sedation (Midazolam+Fentanyl) for dental procedure, safe for hypertensive/tachycardic person who is on Coversyl? Is there no side effect?

Interaction Check: We don't have Coversyl here in the U.S, but it's in the drug class called ACE inhibitors, of which we have many. ACE inhibitors should not interact with fentanyl+midazolam that you will be receiving for your procedure. However, make sure your dentist knows you're on a ACE inhibitor. Unrelated to your question, any dentist using sedation should have resuscitative equipment and supplies in the office. ...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!

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 Versed, Fentanyl and Gen. Anesthesia have long term effects on 18 mo old baby?

Can Versed, Fentanyl and Gen. Anesthesia have long term effects on 18 mo old baby?

Generally, NO: While we do not how anyone may react to anesthesia and surgery there should be no long term effects from these medications. Discuss your concerns with your anesthesiologist before surgery. ...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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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

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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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Is versed the medicine they give you to calm your nerves before surgery?

Is versed the medicine they give you to calm your nerves before surgery?

Yes: Benzodiazepines, such as Versed are the standard pre-anesthesia IV medication that helps calm your nerves. ...Read more

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I'm getting a colonoscopy and I know versed erases your memory. Is there an alternative?

I'm getting a colonoscopy and I know versed erases your memory. Is there an alternative?

Excellent drug: Midazolam or versed is a sedative- hypnotic with amnestix qualities. It does not supply retrograde amnesia so it does not erase your memory of events already passed but gives antegrade amnesia so you may not remember what happens during the procedure. If you want to be aware if the procedure and remember everything, doing it wide awake and without any sedation is the only sure way. ...Read more

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Are there any doctors who are well versed in ocpd?

Are there any doctors who are well versed in ocpd?

OCD vs OCPD: Ocpd is a personality structure characterized by certain dysfunctional beliefs, hoarding, extreme "moral" views, problems relating and more. Not the same as ocd, but often related. Thrapists with skill in this area are best. Psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral approaches can be effective. The person needs to come to realize that they have a problem and commit to treatment. ...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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What is imprortant to know about being under the effect of versed?

What is imprortant to know about being under the effect of versed?

Amnesia: Versed or Midazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine used for sedation. It causes sedation, anxiolysis (relaxation), and amnesia. It can also cause respiratory depression and unconsciousness. ...Read more

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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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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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Could I have versed allergies?

Could I have versed allergies?

Unlikely: Very unlikely to be a "true" allergy, especially a life threatening one. One may experience an unpleasant reaction to versed but even this is unlikely when given in the appropriate dose. ...Read more

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How long does versed show up on a drug screen?

How long does versed show up on a drug screen?

Thanks for asking!: Detection window for Midazolam (versed) usually is up to 48hrs. ...Read more

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How does a IV injection of versed make you act?

How does a IV injection of versed make you act?

Sleepy and happy: In most of the patients it will make them sleepy, happy and they will not remember what happened to them after they got the drug until they wake up. As with all benzodiazepines a small group might experience exitation. ...Read more

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Can versed cause problems if you have pheochromocytoma?

Can versed cause problems if you have pheochromocytoma?

No No Problem: No it will not cause any problem as lond as it is being treated and blood pressure is under control. ...Read more

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What is the difference between versed and general anesthesia?

Versed: Is an anxiolytic that sedated and can cause amnesia. It can also be given as part of a balanced technique for sedation or general anesthesia. Under ga, you are completely unconscious. ...Read more

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Would you give a four-year old child midazolam in order to have his cavity filled?

Would you give a four-year old child midazolam in order to have his cavity filled?

At the hospital: Midazolam is safe when the child is being monitored. Sedation in a child may be unexpectedly problematic. In my view, pediatric sedation should only be performed in the hospital with full monitoring and emergency staff and equipment. ...Read more

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Can you give a 2 year old child versed in order to have his hearing tested reliably?

Can you give a 2 year old child versed in order to have his hearing tested reliably?

Doubtful: Versed is a sedative and an amnesiac so the person is sleepy and can't remember what happened. I see no value in using this to get a hearing test. ...Read more

Dr. David Sherer
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Versed (Definition)

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