Midazolam is used as:
. Hypnotic and hence it is used for short term management of insomnia.
. Sedative and hence it relieves anxiety, tension and fear
(in Tablet form)
The duration of treatment with oral midazolam should not be more than of 2 weeks.
In certain cases extension beyond the maximum treatment period may be necessary.
Insomnia: Adults: -7.5 mg to 15 mg daily
Elderly: -7.5 mg daily
Premedication: 7.5 mg to 15 mg, should be given 30-60 minutes before the p procedure.
Endoscopic or Cardiovascular procedures:
Adult: initial dose is 2.5 mg (IV)
Elderly & debilitated patients: 1-1.5 mg (IV)
Induction of Anesthesia: Adult: 10-15 mg (IV) or 0.07-0.1 mg/Kg body weight, usually 5 mg (IM)
Children: 0.15-0.20 mg/Kg (IM)
Elderly & debilitated patients: 0.025-0.05 mg/Kg (IM)
Rectal administration in children: for preoperative sedation, rectal administration of the ampoule solution is 0.35-0.45 mg/Kg, 20-30 min before induction of general anesthesia
Manufacturer: Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd.