How Does Dr. Bernstein Use Midazolam (Versed) Sedative Drug?July 28th, 2010
Q: I have read that a lot of doctors today administer Midazolam (Versed) to sedate the patient. I have two questions in reference to this drug: 1) How does the doctor determine how much of a dose to administer to the patient and 2) is the drug administered all at once, or intermittently throughout the procedure?
A: Each doctor has a different protocol, so it is hard to generalize. At Bernstein Medical we usually use Versed 2 to 4 mg IM one time 10 minutes prior to giving the local anesthesia. The dose is not repeated.
We also use Valium 5-15mg by mouth. I determine the dose of each based on body weight and history of sensitivity to sedatives.
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Topic: Drugs (Medications)
Tags: Anesthesia, Anesthesia Before Hair Transplant, IM Versed, Local Anesthesia, Midazolam, Sedative, Sedative Before Hair Transplant, Valium Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on July 28th, 2010 at 1:19 pm