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Midazolam Side Effects

Serious Midazolam Side Effects

As with all medications, midazolam is capable of causing serious side effects. Your healthcare provider can help prevent or limit many of these side effects by closely monitoring you and carefully adjusting your dose of midazolam. These serious midazolam side effects include:
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Cardiac arrest
  • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including an unexplained rash, hives, itching, and unexplained swelling.

Rare Midazolam Side Effects

Rare side effects of midazolam are also possible. These side effects occurred in less than 1 percent of people taking midazolam. Because these side effects are less common, it can be difficult to tell whether they are actually caused by midazolam or by other factors unrelated to the medication.
Some of these rare midazolam side effects include, but are not limited to:
  • Excessive salivation
  • An acid taste in the mouth
  • Hallucinations
  • Insomnia
  • Dizziness
  • Slurred speech
  • Voice changes
  • Blurred vision or double vision
  • Yawning
  • Toothaches
  • Gagging.

Final Thoughts on Midazolam Side Effects

It is possible that you may experience some or none of the midazolam side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking midazolam. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of midazolam, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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