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Midazolam

POM
Read time: 23 mins
Last updated: 06 May 2020
Published: 24 Jul 2020

4.1 Therapeutic indications

As intravenous sedative cover before and during minor medical, dental and surgical procedures such as gastroscopy, endoscopy, cystoscopy, bronchoscopy and cardiac catheterisation.

As an alternative intravenous agent for the induction of anaesthesia in high risk and elderly patients, especially where cardiovascular stability is of particular importance. Induction is more reliable when heavy opiate premedication has been administered or when midazolam is given with a narcotic analgesic such as fentanyl.

As a sedative in intensive care units.

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