Common "Midazolam" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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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I need a blood sample of my autistic son, but he is not cooperating even after sedation. Please help.

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 »

Dr. Kiran Kumar Kolla Gopalkrishna

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

I want to undergo cosmetic surgery, but I am afraid of the operating room and general anesthesia. Will Midazolam help?

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 »

Dr. Kiran Kumar Kolla Gopalkrishna

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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