Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Neuro/psych

Versed

(midazolam)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Neuro/psych
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Calms you down before medical procedures.

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Versed (midazolam) is given by doctors to sedate you before you have a medical procedure.

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Upsides

  • Versed (midazolam) is part of the first choice of medicines used to help you get ready for surgery.
  • Approved in children over 6 months of age.

Downsides

  • Versed (midazolam) can stay in your body up to a couple days after your surgery, so you might feel a hangover effect until it completely goes away.
  • Versed (midazolam) might affect your fetus if you're pregnant.
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How it works

Versed (midazolam) is a benzodiazepine. It helps you to relax and fall asleep before you have a medical procedure.

Dosage forms
  • Injection
  • Liquid

What to expect when you take Versed (midazolam) for Sedation before surgery

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Side effect rates for Versed (midazolam)

397 From clinical trials of Versed / Monitoring throughout surgery, oral
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Low oxygen in the body
  • Psychiatric problems

Risks and Warnings for Versed (midazolam)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Taking opioids for pain control

    Rarely, Versed (midazolam) given as an injection can cause breathing to slow down or stop. This is more likely to happen if you're taking opioids for pain control. You should talk to your doctor about how to manage your pain before you start surgery. During surgery, someone will be checking you constantly to make sure that your breathing is okay.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Versed (midazolam)

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Alcohol
  • Don't drink alcohol or take any opioids or anxiety medicines for at least 24 hours after surgery since your breathing can slow down.
Sleep
  • Recovering from the sleepiness from Versed (midazolam) can take up to a day after your surgery. It can take longer to recover if you have kidney damage, heart failure, or if you're older. Don't drive or operate dangerous machinery for at least a full day after your procedure. Make sure someone is taking care of you afterwards, since you might be likely to fall.