Midazolam (or VERSED®) is mainly prescribed to treat seizures, insomnia, 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)