Information about Midazolam

How Midazolam works

Midazolam 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.

Common side effects of Midazolam

Injection site pain, Sleepiness, Vomiting, Apnea (absence of breathing), Decreased respiratory rate, Nasal discomfort
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Available Medicine for Midazolam

MidacipCipla Ltd
450 to ₹5282 variant(s)
MidasprayIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
3562 variant(s)
MedzolThemis Medicare Ltd
30 to ₹602 variant(s)
MezolamNeon Laboratories Ltd
27 to ₹714 variant(s)
BenzosedTroikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd
29 to ₹642 variant(s)
MidfastSamarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
30 to ₹572 variant(s)
InsedSamarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
3901 variant(s)
KabizolamFresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd
1671 variant(s)
MedistatAlteus Biogenics Pvt Ltd
330 to ₹6383 variant(s)
VerzolVerve Healthcare Ltd
421 variant(s)

Expert advice for Midazolam

  • 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.

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 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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