) is a prescription medication approved for use as a sedative, anxiety
, or anesthesia medication; the drug is used before or during surgeries, medical procedures, or dental procedures. It is also used to sedate people on respirators in intensive care units.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with midazolam. However, not everyone who takes the drug will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of midazolam include, but are not limited to:
- Breathing problems
- Tenderness at the injection site or pain when midazolam is injected (for the injection form)
- Nausea and vomiting (for the syrup form).
(Click Midazolam Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)