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MEDISTAT 0.5MG TABLET

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Composition for MEDISTAT(ALTEUS)

Midazolam(0.5mg)

food interaction for MEDISTAT(ALTEUS)

alcohol interaction for MEDISTAT(ALTEUS)

pregnancy interaction for MEDISTAT(ALTEUS)

lactation interaction for MEDISTAT(ALTEUS)

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alcohol
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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Medistat 0.5mg tablet at a fixed time.
Medistat 0.5mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Medistat 0.5mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for MEDISTAT(ALTEUS)

Midazolam(0.5mg)

Uses

Medistat 0.5mg tablet is used in the treatment of insomnia (difficulty in sleeping) and short term anxiety.

How it works

Medistat 0.5mg tablet belongs to the class of drugs called benzodiazepine. It is a short-acting, central nervous system depressant that slows brain activity, causes relaxation and induces sleep. It thus, induces drowsiness, sleepiness, relives anxiety, relaxes muscles, and prevents memory of events such as surgeries.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Agitation, Cough, Drowsiness, Headache, Hiccup, Injection site pain, Injection site redness, Respiratory depression, Restlessness

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Expert advice for MEDISTAT(ALTEUS)

  • Inform your doctor immediately if you or your child experience severe breathing difficulties such as slow or shallow breathing or develop blue lips.
  • Before taking midazolam, inform you doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or if you are breast-feeding.
  • Precautions must be taken for use of midazolam in patients with chronic kidney failure, impaired liver or heart function.
  • As midazolam induces sedation, temporary loss of memory (amnesia), and impair muscle function, patients should not drive a vehicle or operate machines until completely recovered of the symptoms.
  • Do not take alcohol while on midazolam treatment.

Frequently asked questions for MEDISTAT(ALTEUS)

Midazolam

Q.Is midazolam safe?
Midazolam is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is midazolam a controlled substance?
Yes, midazolam is a controlled substance

Q.Is midazolam a sedative?
Yes, midazolam a sedative medication used before and during diagnostic or surgical procedures either in combination with or without local anesthesia

Q.Is midazolam an opiate?
No, midazolam is not an opiate medication

Q.Is midazolam a benzodiazepine?
Yes, midazolam belongs to benzodiazepine class of sedative medication

Q.Is midazolam a schedule 8 drug?
No, midazolam belongs to schedule 4. It has low potential for abuse

Q.Is midazolam versed?
Versed is a brand (trade) name for midazolam

Q.Does midazolam have analgesic properties?
No, midazolam does not have any analgesic properties. It is used as a central nervous system depressant that slows brain activity, causes relaxation and induces sleep (anesthetic)

Q.Does midazolam come in pill form?
No, midazolam is not available in pill form. The preferred route of administration for midazolam is IV or IM injections

Q.Does midazolam make you high/knock you out (make you sleep)?
No, midazolam does not make you high; it makes you sleepy as it is a central nervous system depressant that slows brain activity, causes relaxation and induces sleep

Q.Does midazolam cause retrograde amnesia?
Yes, midazolam causes retrograde amnesia (short term loss of memory)

Q.Does midazolam hasten death?
No, midazolam does not hasten death. Although it may be used to induce sleep and relive anxiety in terminally-ill patients not responding to other relevant medications

Q.Does midazolam cross the placenta?
Yes, midazolam crosses the placenta.

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Content on this page was last updated on 20 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)