midazolam injection, Versed (discontinued brand) (cont.)

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PREGNANCY: Midazolam and other benzodiazepines have been associated with fetal damage, including congenital malformations, when taken by pregnant women in their first trimester. Midazolam is best avoided if at all possible in the first trimester and probably throughout pregnancy.

NURSING MOTHERS: Midazolam is secreted in breast milk.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects associated with midazolam are sedation, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, and pain at the injection site.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/7/2014

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