MIDAZOLAM (Injection) (Injectable)

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MIDAZOLAM (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

MIDAZOLAM (Injection) (Injectable)

MIDAZOLAM (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification

MIDAZOLAM (Injection)

MIDAZOLAM (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname

MIDAZOLAM (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Midazolam (MID-ay-soe-lam) Is used before surgery or certain medical tests to make you sleepy, drowsy, or relaxed. Belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines.

When To Not Use MIDAZOLAM (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to midazolam or if you have narrow angle glaucoma.

How Should You Use MIDAZOLAM (Injection) (Injectable)


  • Midazolam will be given to you in the hospital or doctor's office by a caregiver trained to use this medicine.
  • An IM injection is a shot given in your muscle (upp

Proper MIDAZOLAM (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store MIDAZOLAM (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep MIDAZOLAM (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using MIDAZOLAM (Injection) (Injectable)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Before you are given midazolam, make sure your doctor knows if you are using other medicines that may make you sleepy such as sleeping pills, tranquilizers, some cold and allergy medicine, narcotic pain-killers, or medicines that relax your muscles. Tell your doctor if you drink alcohol. You may get too drowsy or sedated if you drink alcohol or use medicines that cause drowsiness with midazolam.
  • Wait about 24 hours (or as your doctor orders) before drinking alcohol or using medicines that cause drowsiness.
  • Tell your doctor if you are using erythromycin or cimetidine (Tagamet®).

MIDAZOLAM (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before you are given this medicine. Midazolam may cause birth defects or be harmful to an unborn baby if used during a pregnancy.
  • Before you receive this medicine, tell your doctor if you have heart, liver, kidney, or lung disease or open angle glaucoma.
  • This medicine will keep you from remembering events that take place during surgery.
  • Midazolam may make you drowsy or dizzy for 1 or 2 days after you receive it. Wait 24 hours or until the effects of the medicine have worn off (whichever is longer) before driving or using machinery.
  • The time it takes for the medicine to wear off varies with each person. However, it may take longer for older adults to recover from the medicine's effects.

MIDAZOLAM (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Redness, pain, or a lump where the injection is given
  • Hiccups
  • Nausea
  • Headache, dizziness
  • Drowsiness that continues after 2 days

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Cristina, Cristina - 01/14/2014

I am having detanl surgery next month, and they are giving me some sort of similar amnesia drug. I am terrified of it! I plan on writing about it in the near future but I haven't gotten around to it yet. But you've taken it? Is it ok? I would rather have some kind of super duper pain killers!