Reducing anxiety or producing drowsiness or anesthesia before certain medical procedures or surgery. It may also be given continuously to maintain sedation or anesthesia in certain patients. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Midazolam is a benzodiazepine. It works in the central nervous system (brain) to cause sleepiness, muscle relaxation, and short-term memory loss, and to reduce anxiety.
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chest pain or discomfort
difficult or troubled breathing
irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
shortness of breath
slow or irregular heartbeat
tightness in the chest
unable to speak
Attack, assault, or force
changes in patterns and rhythms of speech
feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
lack or loss of self-control
loss of balance
seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
sensation of spinning
shakiness and unsteady walk
slow to respond
trouble in speaking
Initial dose: 2 mg IV once at a rate not to exceed 1 mg/min immediately before the procedure. Additional doses of 0.5 to 2 mg may be administered after 2 minutes to achieve desired level of sedation. Most patients achieve adequate sedation with a total dose less than 5 mg. Maintenance dose: Generally does not exceed 25% of the dose initially required to achieve sedation.