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Versed

Midazolam
(Versed®)

CLASS

General anesthetic

DOSAGE

    Adult: Sedation and/or seizures 2-4 mg IV, slowly.
    Max dose of 8 mg.

    Pediatric Sedation and/or seizures - 0.1 mg/kg - 0.2 mg/kg IV/ IO/IN max of 4 mg. Repeat at the same dose if needed with a max of 4 mg second dose

ACTIONS

    Midazolam is a shorter-acting benzodiazepine central nervous system depressant that produces sedation and lack of recall.

INDICATIONS

    Sedation for siezures and postmedication for longer term sedation as needed.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

    Known hypersensitivity and narrow-angle glaucoma.

WARNINGS

    Midazolam does not protect against increase in intracranial pressure and bradycardia associated with intubation attempts.

SIDE EFFECTS

    Respiratory:Respiratory depression, laryngospasm, bronchospasm, dyspnea.

    Cardiovascular:PVC's, bradycardia, tachycardia, nodal rhythms,hypotension.

    CNS:Retrograde amnesia, altered mental status, dizziness, prolonged emergence from anesthesia, etc.

    GI:Nausea / vomiting, hiccoughs, coughing, etc.

    Local:Pain, redness, swelling, burning at injection site, etc.

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