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Medicine Overview of MEDISTAT TABLET
Uses of MEDISTAT TABLET
Medistat 0.5mg tablet is used for conscious sedation during diagnostic or therapeutic procedures, anesthesia and sedation in intensive care unit (icu).
Side effects of MEDISTAT TABLET
Sleepiness, Agitation, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Injection site pain, Memory impairment, Decreased blood pressure, Hiccup.
How to use MEDISTAT TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Medistat 0.5mg tablet at a fixed time.
How MEDISTAT TABLET works
Medistat 0.5mg tablet is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
In Depth Information on MEDISTAT TABLET
Expert advice for MEDISTAT TABLET
- The addiction / habit-forming potential of Midazolam is very high.
- If you are taking Midazolam for the treatment of insomnia and anxiety, it should not be used more than 4 weeks.
- It may become less effective over the time.
- Avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery as it may decrease alertness.
- Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Midazolam, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
Special precautions for MEDISTAT 0.5MG TABLET
Medistat 0.5mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Medistat 0.5mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
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....
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.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
ENCORATE SYRUP, ZATHRIN REDIMIX SUSPENSION, PRATHAM 200MG/5ML REDIUSE SUSPENSION, AZIBIG 200MG SUSPENSION
Frequently asked questions for MEDISTAT 0.5MG TABLET
Frequently asked questions for 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.