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Mezolam Injection

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store below 30°C
Preservative
Benzyl Alcohol
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Product introduction

Mezolam Injection is used as a sedative or for conscious sedation before diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. It relieves anxiety and muscle tensions, thus making the person comfortable before investigations or minor surgical or dental procedures.

Mezolam Injection can be used for sedation in intensive care units and to obtain anesthesia in elderly people before undergoing any surgical procedure. This medicine is given as an injection under the supervision of a healthcare professional in a hospital setting. It may be administered by intravenous injection (injection into a vein) or by intravenous infusion (given by a drip into a vein).

The most common side effects of this medicine include hiccup, nausea, vomiting, cough, sedation, headache, drowsiness, and injection site reactions (pain, swelling, and redness). You should not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding before taking this medicine.

Benefits of Mezolam Injection

In Conscious sedation during diagnostic or therapeutic procedures

Mezolam Injection is an anesthetic agent. It is used before medical procedures and surgery to cause drowsiness, relieve anxiety, and prevent any memory of the event. It is also sometimes given as part of the anesthesia during surgery to produce a loss of consciousness.This helps to carry out surgical procedures or diagnostic procedures without causing pain or discomfort to the patient. It is given as an injection by a specialist doctor called anesthetist in a hospital setup.

Side effects of Mezolam Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Mezolam

  • Hiccup
  • Nausea
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Sedation
  • Vomiting
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Mezolam Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Mezolam Injection works

Mezolam Injection is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of a chemical messenger (GABA) which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Mezolam Injection may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Mezolam Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Mezolam Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Mezolam Injection should be used for short periods and sleepiness of the baby should be watched. The withdrawal of Mezolam Injection should be gradual.
Driving
UNSAFE
Mezolam Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Mezolam Injection may make the patient sleepy, forgetful or affect their concentration or coordination. This may affect their ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Mezolam Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Mezolam Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Mezolam Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Mezolam Injection?

If you miss a dose of Mezolam Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • The addiction / habit-forming potential of this medicine is very high. Take it only as per the dose and duration advised by your doctor
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol as it may increase dizziness and drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as that may lead to nausea, anxiety, agitation, flu-like symptoms, sweating, tremor, and confusion.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Benzodiazepines Derivative
Habit Forming
Yes
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Benzodiazepines

Interaction with drugs

Taking Mezolam with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient concerns

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FAQs

Q. Is Mezolam Injection safe?

Mezolam Injection is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Mezolam Injection a controlled substance?

Yes, Mezolam Injection is a controlled substance

Q. Is Mezolam Injection a sedative?

Yes, Mezolam Injection a sedative medication used before and during diagnostic or surgical procedures either in combination with or without local anesthesia

Q. Is Mezolam Injection a benzodiazepine?

Yes, Mezolam Injection belongs to benzodiazepine class of sedative medication

Q. Does Mezolam Injection have analgesic properties?

No, Mezolam Injection 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 Mezolam Injection cause retrograde amnesia?

Yes, Mezolam Injection causes retrograde amnesia (short term loss of memory)

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References

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  2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 914-15.
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140, Damji Samji Industrial Complex, Mahakali Caves Rd., Andheri(East), Mumbai-93.
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