GENERIC NAME: MIDAZOLAM - INJECTION (mid-AZE-oh-lam)
BRAND NAME(S): Versed
WARNING: Rapid intravenous (IV) use of midazolam can cause severe breathing problems which could cause brain damage or be fatal if left untreated. Therefore, when using this medication IV it must be used only under close medical supervision. Children, infants, elderly or weak patients are more sensitive to the effects of midazolam. Thus, lower doses should be used for these patients or when other sedating drugs are used with midazolam. Newborns must not be given midazolam by rapid IV injection.
USES: Midazolam is used before operations or procedures to relax you, make you sleepy and to decrease your memory of the event.
OTHER USES: This drug may also be used to treat seizures.
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