Warnings:

Midazolam has rarely caused very serious breathing problems (such as rapid/slow/shallow breathing, trouble breathing), especially if used with other medications that cause drowsiness (including opioid medications such as morphine). This medication should be used only in a hospital or medical office under the care of a health professional. See also Side Effects section.

Uses

This medication is used in children before a procedure or anesthesia to cause drowsiness, decrease anxiety, and cause forgetfulness of the surgery or procedure. It should be used while the child is under the care of a health professional. It is not for home or long-term use.Midazolam belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines, which produce a calming effect on the brain and nerves (central nervous system). It is thought to work by increasing the effect of a certain natural chemical (GABA) in the brain.

How to use Versed Syrup

A healthcare professional will prepare and measure your dose. Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor. It is usually given as a single dose before a procedure or anesthesia.

The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to therapy, weight, and other medications you may be taking.

If you suddenly stop using this medication, you may have withdrawal symptoms (such as shaking, sweating, vomiting, abdominal/muscle cramps, seizures). To help prevent withdrawal, your doctor may lower your dose slowly. Withdrawal is more likely if you have used midazolam regularly for a long time or in high doses. Tell your doctor or pharmacist right away if you have withdrawal.

Though it helps many people, this medication may sometimes cause addiction. This risk may be higher if you have a substance use disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol). Do not increase your dose, take it more often, or use it for a longer time than prescribed. Talk with the doctor if this medication stops working well. Properly stop the medication when so directed.

Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while being treated with this medication unless the doctor instructs you otherwise. Grapefruit can increase the amount of certain medications in the bloodstream. Consult the doctor or pharmacist for more details.

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