Dormicum (Midazolam) stabilizes chemicals in the brain to cause sleepiness or drowsiness. Its generic name is midazolam.
Midazolam has rarely caused very serious breathing problems (such as rapid/slow/shallow breathing, trouble breathing), especially if used with other medications that cause drowsiness (including opioid medications such as morphine).
How to use Midazolam HCL
A healthcare professional will prepare and measure your dose. Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor. It is usually given as a single dose before a procedure or anesthesia.
The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to therapy, weight, and other medications you may be taking. This medication should be used only in a hospital or medical office under the care of a health professional.
This drug is often prescribed to patients before certain procedures to calm their nerves or in some cases, during a certain medical procedure so as to make it easy on both the patient and the medical officer.
This drug is also used for patients in the intensive care unit in hospitals to render them unconscious.
This helps the patient deal with the stress of being in an intensive care unit and to withstand any procedures done on him and to also make him cooperate with the several machines that are working on him to assist him in breathing.
Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while being treated with this medication unless the doctor instructs you otherwise. Grapefruit can increase the amount of certain medications in the bloodstream. Consult the doctor or pharmacist for more details.
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