What is the alternative to Versed and Fentanyl?

Q. What is the alternative to Versed and Fentanyl?

Answered by
Dr. Kiran Kumar Kolla Gopalkrishna
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 19, 2017 and last reviewed on: Feb 14, 2023

Hello doctor,

My wife recently had a renal angioplasty and the sedation did not work. She had Versed and Fentanyl. It seemed to get her wired. What are the alternatives if she needs another procedure? Thanks.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I recommend her to go for MAC (monitored anesthesia care) or if she is very apprehensive she can be given GA (general anesthesia). The anesthetist has to assess for airway, if not in difficult intubation category. He or she can give Remifentanil infusion with Propofol infusion as well. Airway can be supported by LMA (laryngeal mask airway).

For more information consult an anesthesiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/anesthesiologist

Thank you doctor,

What is MAC?



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

It is not a problem for your wife to undergo renal angioplasty.

MAC is monitored anesthesia care. Renal angioplasty can be done by an interventional radiologist which can be done as a day care surgery. Hence MAC, otherwise if it is an open surgery, GA can be done.

I hope I have answered your query, if not please call me.

For more information consult an anesthesiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/anesthesiologist

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