If the Versed causes problems then a good alternative is Diprivan (propofol) but in most states this requires an anesthesiologist to administer the propofol which means it can't be used in many stand alone facilities and quite possibly means the procedure be done at a hospital outpatient endoscopy unit. It certainly is something to ask about
I'm not quite sure just WHY they are so excited about
this fospropofol as opposed to propofol.
Also - Versed admnistered too fast can cause an adverse reaction - I got agitated, then hostile, and the scope had to be withdrawn before completion of the procedure - yet if administered properly and slowly will do the job. IF not enough is administered pain is remembered. AND if the doctor is not skilled and willing to take the time to do the scope PROPERLY or is over enthusiastic about
using the air to expand the colon for ease of passing the scope THAT is what causes the pain.
I don't know if there is ANY hope that they'll EVER develop a prep that doesn't lay you low sicker than a dog w/a burning tail!!!
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.