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.
- 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.
- 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.
Versed (midazolam) is a benzodiazepine. It helps you to relax and fall asleep before you have a medical procedure.
- Sedation for a medical procedure
What to expect when you take Versed (midazolam) for Sedation before surgerySkip what to expect section. Skip to Risks & Warnings section.
Side effect rates for Versed (midazolam)
- Low oxygen in the body
- Psychiatric problems
Risks and Warnings for Versed (midazolam)Skip risks section. Skip to common concerns section.
- 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.
Common concerns from people taking Versed (midazolam)Final section. Do you want to return to drug navigation?
- Don't drink alcohol or take any opioids or anxiety medicines for at least 24 hours after surgery since your breathing can slow down.
- 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.