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The versed

Generic name: midazolam (oral) [mye-daz-oh-lam]
drug class: benzodiazepines

In the u.s., versed has been discontinued. There may be equivalents if generic versions have been approved and made available by the fda.

What is Versed?

Versed is a benzodiazepine medication (pronounced ben-zoe-dye-aze-eh-peen), commonly prescribed to help you relax before minor surgery, dental work or medical procedures.this medication guide does not list all possible uses of versed.

Side effects of Versed

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergy reaction, seek immediate medical attention: difficulty breathing, hives, swelling in your lips, face, throat, or tongue.

Versed may slow down or even stop breathing. This is especially true if you've recently taken an opioid, used alcohol, or used any other drug that slows breathing. You will be watched by your carers for signs such as shallow or weak breathing.

If you:

  • A cough; difficulty breathing
  • Low heart rate
  • A feeling of lightheadedness, as if you could pass out.
  • Tremors
  • Confusion is a state of agitation that can include hallucinations or unusual behavior.

Dizziness or drowsiness may persist longer for older adults. Avoid falls and accidental injuries by exercising caution.

Some of the common side effects associated with versed include:

  • Amnesia, or forgetfulness following your surgery;
  • Drowsiness, dizziness;
  • Nausea, vomiting,
  • Blurred vision

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. Report side effects by calling the fda at 1-800-fda-1088.


If you've recently taken an opioid or consumed alcohol, versed may slow down or even stop your breathing. This medication is usually administered in a hospital or clinic where vital signs are closely monitored.

Before you take this drug

If you're allergic to versed or have any of the following:

  • Narrow-angle glaucoma;
  • Untreated open-angle glaucoma or glaucoma that is not controlled
  • Cherry allergy

If you've ever:

  • Glaucoma;
  • Breathing problems
  • Congestive heart failure.

Inform your doctor whether you are breastfeeding or pregnant.

How to take versed?

Verses can be given in a single dosage just prior to your procedure or surgery.

Versed may slow down or even stop breathing, particularly if alcohol or opioid medications have been taken recently. The medicine is only to be prescribed in hospitals, dental offices, and other clinics where serious side effects are treated quickly.versed is closely monitored to ensure that it works and has no harmful side effects.

During surgery, your vital signs, such as blood pressure, oxygen level, and breathing, will be closely monitored.

What happens if i miss the dose?

You are unlikely to miss a dosage in a medical environment.

What happens if i overdose?

A medical environment would treat an overdose quickly.

Avoid this

Avoid drinking alcohol within a few hours of taking versed. Alcohol can be more dangerous if versed is taken soon after.grapefruit can interact with versed, causing side effects. After taking versed, avoid consuming any grapefruit-based products.

Feeling drowsy can last for up to 48 hours following the injection. Do not drive or engage in any hazardous activities until all the effects of midazolam are gone. Drowsiness or dizziness can lead to accidents or serious injuries.

Interaction with other drug

Using other drugs to make you sleepy, slow down your breathing, or cause anxiety or seizures can have dangerous side effects and even death. Ask your doctor about these medications before you use them.

Versed may be affected by other drugs, such as prescription or over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your doctor of all the other medications you take.