Midazolam is used to make you calm or sleepy before a medical or dental treatment.
Take midazolam as directed with a glass of water, usually 30 minutes before the treatment.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with midazolam including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products (e.g. St John's wort, valerian) or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Slow or shallow breathing, hard to wake up
Trouble with speech or swallowing
|Tell your nurse or doctor immediately|
Mood changes, agitation, unusual behaviour or thinking, loss of coordination
|Tell your doctor|
Drowsiness, dizziness, trouble concentrating, confusion
|May continue for up to 6 hours – don’t drive while feeling this way|
Headache, memory loss
Hiccups, nausea, vomiting
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the MyMedicines Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha, New Zealand. April 2021
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