Versed Syrup

Posted on: Mon, 02/10/2003 - 3:34am
Donna's picture
Joined: 01/31/1999 - 09:00

Just looking for info on this. Ds has pnut allergy and is also allergic to food dyes/colors, and shellfish. Has anyone here had experience with Versed Syrup (concious sedation for dental work)?
Thanks so much.

Posted on: Tue, 02/11/2003 - 12:37pm
LJG's picture
Joined: 05/23/2002 - 09:00

Well, it appears no one can give you the info you need, so I thought I'd pop in with what I have experienced. Versed is given IV quite often as a pre-anesthetic. It relieves anxiety and somewhat erases the memory, I think. I was given it before I had minor surgery a couple of years ago. I have no food allergies (that's dd), but I was never asked if I did before they gave it to me. Whooohooo....once they put that stuff in I was happy as a lark. They could have cut off my arms and I just would have smiled dreamily at them.

Posted on: Tue, 02/11/2003 - 12:54pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

LOL, Lori. That's quite the visual! [img][/img]
Cayley has had a conscious sedation-type drug orally (it was chocolate flavoured) before when she underwent a VCUG for a severe UTI. I don't know the exact name of the drug, but she was fine and happily in la-la land ("look at the clouds, Daddy...") during the whole procedure. The nurses observe the child closely until they start to come out of the sedation, and then you stay under occasional observation for the next hour or so. Everything was peachy with us. Cayley has also tested mildy allergic to shellfish, on top of the severe PA, but no dye allergy that we know of.
[This message has been edited by Cayley's Mom (edited February 11, 2003).]

Posted on: Tue, 02/11/2003 - 1:16pm
cathlina's picture
Joined: 06/29/2001 - 09:00

Sometimes I wonder if all the "painless" stuff in the dentist's office is really necessary.
The last two fillings I have had....I have foregone novacaine and had no pain whatsoever.
I just don't like the numb swollen feeling that novacaine gives makes me anxious.

Posted on: Tue, 02/11/2003 - 1:43pm
poppys mummy's picture
Joined: 03/23/2002 - 09:00

My daughter has had this (over here in NZ it is called hypnovel but its the same stuff-midazolam is its generic name). It was colourless and tasted pretty foul but she had no problems. She is Peanut/milk/egg allergic.

Posted on: Tue, 02/11/2003 - 11:34pm
LJG's picture
Joined: 05/23/2002 - 09:00

Cathlina, you must be made of stronger stuff than me! When I was about 12 years old, I had to get a filling that the dentist assured was tiny and I would need no analgesic or anesthetic. "Just raise your hand if it hurts and we'll stop". I raised my hands quite a few times (IT HURT), he kept going. The final time I raised my hand I knocked his glasses clean off his face! Then I got my shot. None of that Marathon Man torture for me!

Posted on: Wed, 02/12/2003 - 10:00am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I am pretty sure that Cooper was given versed before he tonsil/adenoid surgery. Everything was fine, but he was very loopy drunk...laughing at everything.

Posted on: Mon, 02/17/2003 - 1:29pm
Donna's picture
Joined: 01/31/1999 - 09:00

Thank you to all who posted. I'm just a very nervous mom, having had bad experiences with doctors in general. From the descriptions you all gave, maybe I should take some of the versed to calm my nerves! lol

Posted on: Tue, 09/27/2005 - 11:41pm
MommaBear's picture
Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

my oldest is having an extraction this afternoon...

Posted on: Wed, 09/28/2005 - 1:05am
rebekahc's picture
Joined: 12/02/1999 - 09:00

DD has taken versed - she is shellfish allergic and was PA at that time. It didn't do much for her sedation wise the first time she had it (18 mos. old) and it hasn't caused the amnesia for her any of the times she's had it. She likes it though, was happily carried cheek to cheek with the anesthesiologist into the OR the second time she had it (for tubes in her ears). [img][/img]
DS has taken versed and he has tons of allergies including pa, egg, soy, tn, fish, shellfish, several drugs, etc. He doesn't seem to have trouble with dyes, though. The last I remember the versed was pink.
Try not to worry too much. Just make the doctors aware of the allergies.
Good luck!

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