Midazolam is a benzodiazepine used for induction and maintenance of anesthesia during surgery. Benzodiazepine increases the effect of GABA in the brain, thus relaxing the brain and nerves. Cough, wheezing, slow heart rate, tremors, confusion, agitation, etc., are some of the side effects.
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Query: Hello doctor,I am a 47-year-old healthy male. I wanted to go for elective cosmetic surgery under general anesthesia. However, I am afraid of the operating room and general anesthesia. I have an irrational fear that my body will start trembling out with fear. In addition, my blood pressure and heart ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, Midazolam will help. It is related to anxiety. Also, you can try Alprazolam 0.5 mg the night before the surgery. You can contact an anesthetist and have a pre-anesthesia evaluation. The doctor will prescribe it to you. The anesthetist will do basic investigation... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I need to collect blood samples of my son, who is autistic. He is not cooperating even after sedation. Need advice about some good and safe sleeping or anesthetic drugs to complete the blood collection. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. I understand your concerns. Midazolam nasal spray will be helpful for the child if you are in hospital, a doctor who is well versed with Midazolam can give intramuscular injection. 3 to 5 mg will be needed. You can also try Chlorpheniramine Malea... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I will be facing major surgery for stage three lung cancer contained in the left lobe. I am extremely allergic to Fentanyl, Propofol, and Versed. Are there any alternatives to these anesthetics? I am currently on Synthroid. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are allergic to these agents, I suggest you undergo a detailed allergy test with various agents so that you will be able to know which agents are safer for you. There are so many agents and techniques available nowadays in the field of anesthesia. If you are a... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have a friend who had severe panic attacks last week. She keeps weeping and does not sleep or eat much. She is a bit better now, but a doctor prescribed Midazolam for her. I think this medication might not be right for her. I am greatly worried, so please tell me if this prescriptio... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation. You seem to be a good person who is so much concerned about your friend. Yes, Midazolam can be used for anxiety but it is not frequently used for anxiety. There are many other good medicatio... Read Full »