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Versed Respiratory Arrest Side Effects

Versed Respiratory Arrest Side Effect Reports

The following Versed Respiratory Arrest side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Respiratory Arrest, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Versed or it might take time to develop.

Dyspnoea, Respiratory Arrest, Oxygen Saturation Decreased, Fluid Retention

This Respiratory Arrest side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 60-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Versed (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Versed the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Dyspnoea
  • Respiratory Arrest
  • Oxygen Saturation Decreased
  • Fluid Retention
These side effects may potentially be related to Versed.
Neurological Decompensation, Respiratory Arrest, Cardiac Arrest

This Respiratory Arrest Versed side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES on Mar 19, 2011. A male , 57 years of age, weighting 220.5 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Versed. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Neurological Decompensation
  • Respiratory Arrest
  • Cardiac Arrest
. Versed dosage: Prn Q 1-2 Hours Intravenous (not Otherwise Specified). Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Haldol (Prn Q 1-2 Hours Intravenous (not Otherwise Specified))
  • Fentanyl Citrate (Prn Q 1-2 Hours Intravenous (not Otherwise Specified) ; Prn Intravenous (not Otherwise Specified))
  • Precedex (Intravenous Drip)
  • Ativan (Prn Q 1-2 Hours Intravenous (not Otherwise Specified))
Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Arrest, Sedation

This is a Versed side effect report of a 76-year-old patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: restlessness, who was treated with Versed (dosage:NA, start time: Dec 06, 1988), combined with:
  • Demerol
  • Aminophylline
, and developed a serious reaction and a Respiratory Arrest side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Respiratory Arrest
  • Sedation
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Versed treatment in patients suffering from restlessness, resulting in Respiratory Arrest.

Kidney Infection, Renal Impairment, Respiratory Arrest

A 68-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Versed treatment (dosage: NA) on Dec 24, 1987. Soon after starting Versed treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Kidney Infection
  • Renal Impairment
  • Respiratory Arrest
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Morphine
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Versed side effects, such as Respiratory Arrest.
Renal Failure, Respiratory Arrest

A patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Versed on Dec 07, 1987. Patient felt the following Versed side effects: renal failure, respiratory arrest Additional patient health information: male , 71 years of age, weighting 123.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Versed dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Capoten
  • Catapres
  • Procardia
  • Proventil
  • Demerol
Crest Syndrome, Heart Rate Increased, Procedural Hypotension, Respiratory Arrest

This report suggests a potential Versed Respiratory Arrest side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 73-year-old patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): sedation and used Versed (dosage: NA) starting Dec 08, 1986. Soon after starting Versed the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Crest Syndrome
  • Heart Rate Increased
  • Procedural Hypotension
  • Respiratory Arrest
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Versed demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Respiratory Arrest, may still occur.
Contusion, Respiratory Arrest, Victim Of Crime

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Apr 12, 2010 by a Female taking Versed (dosage: NA) . Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 180.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Versed side effects: contusion, respiratory arrest, victim of crime. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Anxiety, Depression, Memory Impairment, Respiratory Arrest

This Respiratory Arrest problem was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A 48-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): sedation.On Jul 27, 2007 a consumer started treatment with Versed (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Morphine
When commencing Versed, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Memory Impairment
  • Respiratory Arrest
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Respiratory Arrest, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Procedural Complication, Respiratory Arrest

This is a Versed side effect report of a 78-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: bronchoscopy and was treated with Versed (dosage: Versed 1mg Iv) starting Mar 31, 2004. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Fentanyl (Fentanyl 25 Mcg Iv)
  • Demerol
  • Vistaril
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Procedural Complication
  • Respiratory Arrest
This opens a possibility that Versed could cause Respiratory Arrest and that some female patients may be more susceptible.

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Versed Respiratory Arrest Causes and Reviews

Sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes your breathing to stop or get very shallow. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They may occur 30 times or more an hour.

The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea. It causes your airway to collapse or become blocked during sleep. Normal breathing starts again with a snort or choking sound. People with sleep apnea often snore loudly. However, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea.

You are more at risk for sleep apnea if you are overweight, male, or have a family history or small airways. Children with enlarged tonsils or adenoids may also get it.

Doctors diagnose sleep apnea based on medical and family histories, a physical exam, and sleep study results.

When your sleep is interrupted throughout the night, you can be drowsy during the day. People with sleep apnea are at higher risk for car crashes, work-related accidents, and other medical problems. If you have it, it is important to get treatment. Lifestyle changes, mouthpieces, surgery, and breathing devices can treat sleep apnea in many people.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Versed Respiratory Arrest Reviews

Fri, 17 Feb 2012

I am an Diabetic for 50 yrs. I do have good control (5.9 -7.2)
I have had three Pain blocks and was given Versed as an anesthesia.
My blood sugars went very high, just above 500. Usually have readings
between 60-150.
I stayed up all night watching and adjusting insulin(I do have a pump).
Will check with my MD. Just thought it might be helpful to readers.
I was pretty alarmed.  But, Versed helped me with procedure.  Just
had to be aware, check and adjust.
Feb. 16,2012

Tue, 21 Feb 2012

I had a very simple endoscopic procedure to remove a biliary stent.  Wasn't supposed to take more than five-minutes.  Versed was used.  I because extremely agitated.   The physician kept yelling more fentynel Sp more fentynel sp or something like that.  It felt like I needed to run out of my skin.  I could feel my heart racing.   I could feel everything like it was heighened.  I will not have that stuff in my body again!

Tue, 23 Aug 2011

I went in for what was supposed to be cortisone injections with shoulder manipulation underanethesia. The doctor looked me in the eyes and promised me he would knock me out completely. He told me he was going to give me Versed which would make me forget the procedure. I told him I did not want to be awake at all during this procedure and he gave me his word. HE LIED! Not only was I awake during the procedure I was fighting them the whole time. I was yelling at them calling them pretty bad names and they just thought I was funny. If they knew I was in so much pain why didn't they do something about it. Why would they let a patient fight so hard. I thought Versed and twilight sleep you are supposed to be comfortable and pain free. What a lie. Here's the bad part. I need a knee replacement but thanks to the lies of this doctor I am now scared to death to have the done and probably won't because now the "TRUST" issue is gone. If you cannot trust your doctor I guess You're screwed!

Mon, 28 Dec 2009
Fri, 15 Jan 2010
I recently had a cataract operation at the Jules Stein hospital eye institute, which is associated with UCLA hospital in Westwood wood California. Although the operation was a success, the use of Versed during the operation was a disaster for me. For five weeks after I had great trouble with memory loss. Not being able. That said..sble to remember such simple things as my address, telephone No. Or where I was going when I would leave the house on an errand. I sometimes had trouble remembering simple words and would not be able to express myself properly. It has now been 2 months since the operation, and there are times that I still don’t feel up to par. That said I was never informed about side effect, plus the fact that the clinic charged an additional 100 dollars for an examination after I had already had a complete workup on week before. Versed is a terrible drug.
Tue, 16 Feb 2010
My fifteen-year-old daughter had oral surgery three years ago (when she was 12) where Versed was used for the proceedure. She had to be awakened by paramedics with a sternum rub when I could not waken her once I brought her home from the surgeon's office. Shorty after the sugery, she began to display symptoms of anxiety which grew in severity to the point where she had to be forced to leave our home. She is still coping with anxiety syptoms whereas, before the application of the drug, she was a confident, well adjusted 12-year-old.
Sat, 22 May 2010
Got Versed without knowledge or consent. Never expected a doctor to give me a date-rape drug. Took me a while to figure out why I am so angry, obsessive, enraged after an endoscopy. Took me a while to figure out what was done to me. Now I know why the doctor and nurses gave me such a creepy feeling with their evasive non-answers to ANY question. If it was for my benefit, they would have asked me. Instead, my doctor and the staff didn't need to answer any questions or waste time with my care. Instead of the conscious sedation promised, they chose to wipe my memory rather than be concerned about my suffering. What is really frightening is that these people actually believe that explicit memory is the only kind. Almost a week later and I am haunted, frightened, crying, in helpless rage at myself for trusting someone so twisted as to torture a helpless, gagged and drugged person and then wipe their memory of it. How do I know it was so bad? Why else would you cover your tracks with sneaky amnesia as a replacement for adequate anesthesia or analgesia?
Thu, 27 May 2010
8 day ago I had an endoscopy where they used Versed. Since then I have had a horrible time with short term memory. I have had episodes of feeling agressive, angry and verbally hostile and seemed to be "out of control". I have had a "wired" feeling, difficulty falling asleep and lots of anxiety during the day. I am normally a very calm, organized person and can't seem to get things back in control. Fortunately I went through the late 60's and early 70's meditating and doing yoga. I have been counting on these methods of healing to get back to normal. Can't wait to feel like myself again.
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Top Versed Side Effects

Renal Failure (38)
Anxiety (37)
Injury (36)
Pain (33)
Fear (30)
Unevaluable Event (28)
Emotional Distress (26)
Renal Impairment (21)
Renal Injury (21)
Death (20)
Anhedonia (19)
Stress (18)
Multi-organ Failure (17)
Depression (16)
Amnesia (13)
Memory Impairment (9)
Respiratory Arrest (9)
Hypotension (9)
Cardiac Arrest (7)
Aggression (7)
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Oxygen Saturation Decreased (6)
Insomnia (6)
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Cardio-respiratory Arrest (5)
Agitation (5)
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Erythema (4)
Dyspnoea (4)
Feeling Abnormal (4)
Abnormal Behaviour (4)
Tremor (4)
Hypoxia (4)
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Mental Disorder (4)
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Sedation (3)
Fatigue (3)
Respiratory Depression (3)
Suicidal Ideation (3)
Nervousness (3)
Hypertension (3)
Nausea (3)
Overdose (3)
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (3)

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