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Versed (midazolam)

Midazolam (or VERSED®) is mainly prescribed to treat seizuresinsomnia, and severe agitation. Principally used as an anesthetic for procedural sedation.

FDA Approval: 1976

Dosage Forms: 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg, 5 mg

Biological Half-life: 1.5-2.5 hours

Side Effects: Dizziness, sleepiness, amnesia, decreased breathing, low blood pressure, ataxia, confusion

Precautions: May decrease breathing and blood pressure

Routes of Administration: Oral, IM, IV, Intranasal, Buccal

Pregnancy Category: D (US)

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