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

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Dr. Taylor Pollei
Facial Plastic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

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

In brief: Yes

Benzodiazepines, such as Versed are the standard pre-anesthesia IV medication that helps calm your nerves.
Dr. Taylor Pollei
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Dr. Eric Lobel
In addition it possess amnestic qualities, making you less likely to remember the fear and trepidation associated prior to surgery
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Versed

Versed, or midazolam, is a hypnotic sedative medication.
It is one of the medicines used prior to surgery. It causes you to feel sleepy/drowsy and not remember the surgery. It is not a pain medicine and it does not cause muscles to relax.

In brief: Versed

Versed, or midazolam, is a hypnotic sedative medication.
It is one of the medicines used prior to surgery. It causes you to feel sleepy/drowsy and not remember the surgery. It is not a pain medicine and it does not cause muscles to relax.
Dr. Olav Jaren
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Dr. Erik Voogd
So yes. Versed helps "calm" your nerves before surgery.
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology

In brief: Yes

Versed calms nerves prior to surgery, used frequently, & is apparently safe.
The beauty of the drug is that it has a retrograde amnesiac effect so patients don't remember much from the preop area as well as moving into the operating room suite.

In brief: Yes

Versed calms nerves prior to surgery, used frequently, & is apparently safe.
The beauty of the drug is that it has a retrograde amnesiac effect so patients don't remember much from the preop area as well as moving into the operating room suite.
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