What is Midazolam?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Dormicum Midazolam buccal

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Midazolam is a benzodiazepine used for sedation and anesthesia prior to procedures. It is also used for therapeutic sedation in the intensive care unit. It is also used for anxiety and status epilepticus.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Epilepsy 3 0
Anxiety attacks 1 1
Anxious mood 1 1
Brain quakes/vibrations 1 1
Broken foot 1 0
Impacted wisdom teeth 1 2

Show all 13 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 2
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Midazolam

Side effect Patients
Dizziness 1
Fatigue 1
Headaches 1
Vomiting 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Midazolam

Dosage Patients
5 7.5mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Midazolam

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Midazolam

Duration

Currently taking Midazolam

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Midazolam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Midazolam after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Lorazepam (Ativan) 1

Patients stopped taking Midazolam and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Lorazepam (Ativan) 1
Oxycodone ER (Oxycontin) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Midazolam

Jan 1, 2010 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for brain quakes/vibrations)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxiety attacks)
  • Side effects
    Severe (headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: headaches

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