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Composition FOR MEGAREST

Midazolam(10 mg)

food interaction for MEGAREST

alcohol interaction for MEGAREST

pregnancy interaction for MEGAREST

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Megarest 10mg injection at a fixed time.
Megarest 10mg injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Megarest 10mg injection 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.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Midazolam(10 mg)


Megarest 10mg injection is used in the treatment of insomnia (difficulty in sleeping) and short term anxiety

How it works

Megarest 10mg injection 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 MEGAREST

  • Notify your doctor immediately if you are or are planning to become pregnant during the administration of this medicine.
  • Midazolam may be addictive, so take it as prescribed by the doctor. 
  • Do not discontinue the use of Midazolam, unless the doctor has advised you. Discontinuation may cause withdrawal symptoms, which may include seizures.
  • Midazolam may cause memory problems, drowsiness, confusion, especially in elderly patients. 
  • Most people may find that it gets less effective over time. 
  • Avoid driving after taking Midazolam as it may cause drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. 
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Midazolam, it may cause excessive drowsiness. 

Frequently asked questions FOR MEGAREST


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.


Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)