GENERIC NAME: MIDAZOLAM - ORAL SYRUP (mid-AZE-oh-lam)
BRAND NAME(S): Versed
WARNING: Midazolam has infrequently caused very serious breathing problems (e.g., rapid/slow/shallow breathing, trouble breathing), especially if used with other medications that cause drowsiness (e.g., narcotic pain medications such as morphine). This medication should be used only in a hospital or medical office under the care of a health professional.
USES: This medication is used in children before a procedure or anesthesia to cause drowsiness, decrease anxiety, and cause forgetfulness of the surgery or procedure. It should be used while the child is under the care of a health professional. It is not for home or long-term use.Midazolam belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines, which produce a calming effect on the brain and nerves (central nervous system). It is thought to work by increasing the effect of a certain natural chemical (GABA) in the brain.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This drug may also be used short-term for sleep problems (e.g., trouble sleeping, "night terrors").
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