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Withdrawal syndrome of versed and fentanyl postoperative in baby is it associated with loss if appetite and weight ?

Withdrawal syndrome of versed and fentanyl postoperative in baby is it associated with loss if appetite and weight ?

Hello Egypt: Withdrawal from meds taken during surgery, not going to cause weight loss, decreased appetite. Pray your baby is restored to health. Any concerns you can discuss with the anesthesiologist there who gave the medicine. It is a very scary time for you. If surgery is prolonged or use of medicine is prolonged, then it's a different issue and can cause withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Zeev Kain
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Midazolam (Definition)

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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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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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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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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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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

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