Dormicum (Midazolam) is a benzodiazepine medication used for anesthesia, procedural sedation, trouble sleeping and severe agitation. It works by inducing sleepiness, decreasing anxiety, and causing a loss of ability to create new memories. It is also useful for the treatment of seizures.
Side Effects of Dormicum (Midazolam)
Like other drugs, Dormicum will produce side effects if not administered properly. It is important to select the right Dormicum dosage for sleep to ensure it doesn’t produce any ill effects. Here’s a bit more about some of the most common side effects associated with the use of Dormicum.
You may experience daytime drowsiness, tiredness, headache, reduced alertness, muscle weakness, confusion, dizziness and ataxia. These effects are usually experienced when you start the treatment or go away with continuation of treatment. You may even notice paradoxical reaction, such as excitability, restlessness, aggressiveness, agitation, behavioral disturbances and hallucinations. These reactions are more common in older patients and may require discontinuation of treatment.
You may sometimes witness allergic reaction, such as skin rashes after using Dormicum. Another rare side effect is anterograde amnesia, which usually affects a patient when someone else wakes them up within a few hours of taking the tablets. The amnesia may also be accompanied by specific unusual behavior. The patient has to stop using Dormicum in this case.
Precautions of Using Dormicum
Dormicum is generally safe for use, but like all other drugs, it is important to take certain precautionary measures to avoid dealing with its harmful effects. For instance:
- It is important not to use it if you’re already using benzodiazepines. It is hypersensitive to benzodiazepines.
- Several medications like CNS depressants or drugs with substances such as cimetidine, azole type antimycotics and erythromycin may interfere with the metabolism of it.
- Don’t use it if you have a history of drug abuse, alcohol abuse, or dependency on alcohol.
- Don’t use it if you have liver issues, severe respiratory problems, sleep apnea syndrome, and myasthenia gravis.
- Don’t use it if you’re pregnant.
Midazolam should only be used under advice from your medical professional.
For more information use the link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midazolam