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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  • Midazolam
  • Anxiety
    chest pain or discomfort
    choking
    confusion
    difficult or troubled breathing
    drowsiness
    dry mouth
    fast heartbeat
    hyperventilation
    irregular heartbeats
    irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
    irritability
    lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
    nausea
    nervousness
    noisy breathing
    pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
    restlessness
    shaking
    shortness of breath
    slow or irregular heartbeat
    tightness in the chest
    trouble sleeping
    unable to speak
    unusual tiredness
    weakness
    wheezing
    Rare:
    Attack, assault, or force
    changes in patterns and rhythms of speech
    feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
    headache
    lack or loss of self-control
    loss of balance
    mood swings
    noisy breathing
    not breathing
    restlessness
    seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
    sensation of spinning
    shakiness and unsteady walk
    sleepiness
    slow to respond
    slurred speech
    trouble in speaking
    unconsciousness
  • 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.