Info on drug named midazolam (versed)

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Info on drug named midazolam (versed)

Post by nlb on Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:17 am

This drug should only be used in a hospital setting as well!
Also on Radaronline there is an article with Dr. Drew about this med. That's what made me look it up.
http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/08/exclusive-dr-murray-was-over-his-head-says-dr-drew

A little info about this drug Versed for more info here is the link: http://www.medicinenet.com/mid…..rticle.htm
BRAND NAME(S): Versed



WARNING:
Rapid intravenous (IV) use of midazolam can cause severe breathing
problems which could cause brain damage or be fatal if left untreated.
Therefore, when using this medication IV it must be used only under
close medical supervision. Children, infants, elderly or weak patients
are more sensitive to the effects of midazolam. Thus, lower doses
should be used for these patients or when other sedating drugs are used
with midazolam. Newborns must not be given midazolam by rapid IV
injection.
USES: Midazolam is used before operations or procedures to relax you, make you sleepy and to decrease your memory of the event.
OTHER USES: This drug may also be used to treat seizures.
HOW TO USE:
This drug is given slowly by vein (IV) or into a large muscle (IM). The
dosage is adjusted for your medical history, age and type of medical
procedure or condition being treated. Drowsiness (sedative) effects
usually are obvious within 15 minutes. The length of time before drug
effects wear off varies considerably. Flumazenil is a medication that
may be used to reverse the sedative effect of this drug.DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your
doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you use,
especially of: H2 blockers (e.g., cimetidine), fluconazole,
theophylline, aminophylline, erythromycin. Also report use of drugs
that make you drowsy, such as: narcotic pain relievers (e.g., morphine,
codeine), psychiatric medicines, other anti-anxiety drugs, anti-seizure
drugs, certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine), other muscle
relaxants, sleeping pills, sedatives. Do not start or stop any medicine
without doctor or pharmacist approval.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected,
contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222.
Canadian residents should call their local poison control center
directly. Symptoms of overdose may include confusion, slow reflexes,
clumsiness, deep sleep, and loss of consciousness.
NOTES: Tests such as breathing rate and blood pressure are done periodically during treatment.
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Re: Info on drug named midazolam (versed)

Post by SeeingClues on Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:44 am

I had been given Versed when I had my wisdom teeth extracted last year. Within 30 seconds you are completely out of it. There is no way that you can get that and still be awake. I don't think it's possible to build a tolerance to an anesthetic agent.
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Post by CantStopLovingU on Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:15 am

I have also been given versed twice when I had to get injections in the nerve in my back. I remember the doctor telling me that the medicine doesnt put you "out" - what it really does it prevent you from remembering anything, even if you experienced pain during the procedure, you dont remember it.
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Re: Info on drug named midazolam (versed)

Post by THE JACKSONOLOGIST on Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:42 am

I have been given this drug as well. Before the procedure...I was asked if I had any kind of dependence on any drugs (downers) as this may cause Versed to not work.
Lets say you have a pain killer addiction and you need to be given versed for whatever reason....it may not work cus you have built up a tolerance to these types of drugs.
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