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What Drugs Can Be Used To Help During Procedures
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drug testing: The first urine void an infant has is screened for drug presence. Meconium can also be screened for drug presence. If there is a positive screen on mom, infant will be screened, or if there is positive history, many cases are also referred to child protective services. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pan Killers: Most people wonder about Novacaine however this name covers many drugs(mepivacaine,marcaine....) the 'caines'. They all do the same thing...block pain to the tooth in question for 1.5 to 3.0 hours generally. They are all generally safe so do not worry and consult your dentist for any other questions you may have. ...Read more
Visual Imagery: Many times breathing techniques can allow you to relax quite abit. Other things that can help if you think of a quiet place or a place you would like to visit or even a favorite memory can be quite powerful by distracting your mind from the body's sensations. Meditation also is very helpful as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No drug with MD okay: All drugs administered during surgery must be ordered by a physician, either the anesthesiologist or the surgeon. Surgical technologists are generally assistants in the or acting as scrub nurses or surgical assistants, depending on the institutional definition. Neither give drugs per se. If you have specific instances, you need to provide more details. ...Read more
Recovery: An opiod antagonist would not be used before surgery unless a person arrived impaired with hypoventilation from too much narcotics they took at home. I do not believe it would be used during surgery either. Postoperative use would be reserved for possible narcotic effect on the patient's respiratory abilities on recovering from the anesthetic after completion of the operation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Effectiveness depends on the level of patient anxiety, the drug or drug combination used, the dosage, the length of the procedure and the stimulation caused by the procedure. All of these must be factored in when selecting an appropriate sedation. Consult with your dentist, physician or anesthesiologist for recommendations. Never self medicate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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