Information about Midazolam
Midazolam is used for anesthesia and conscious sedation during diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
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
Confusion, Depression, Memory impairment
Available Medicine for Midazolam
- ₹409 to ₹528Cipla Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹356Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹30 to ₹61Themis Medicare Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹27 to ₹64Neon Laboratories Ltd4 variant(s)
- ₹29 to ₹60Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹30 to ₹58Samarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹296Samarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹167Fresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹330 to ₹528Alteus Biogenics Pvt Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹57Gland Pharma Limited1 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.