Versed (midazolam) is a benzodiazepine drug that is primarily used as a sedative and anesthetic agent in medical procedures. As far as my knowledge goes, there is no indication that Versed has been discontinued. It is still widely used in hospitals and other medical settings.
However, like all medications, Versed has some potential side effects and risks associated with its use, and its use should be carefully monitored and regulated by medical professionals.
Some potential side effects of Versed include drowsiness, confusion, dizziness, and respiratory depression. In rare cases, it can cause more serious side effects such as seizures or allergic reactions. Additionally, the drug can be habit-forming and can lead to dependence and withdrawal symptoms if not used properly.
Despite these potential risks, Versed remains an important medication in many medical settings due to its effectiveness in sedating patients and reducing anxiety during procedures. As such, it is unlikely to be discontinued anytime soon, as long as it is used properly and under the supervision of a medical professional.