Midazolam, also known by the trade names Versed®, Hypnovel® and Dormicum®, is a benzodiazepine drug with an imidazole structure. Used commonly as an anxiolytic, amnesia, hypnotic and sedative, this medication provides an effect similar to diazepam, but with a quicker onset and shorter duration.

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... MIDAZOLAM (Versed®) is a benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines belong to a group of medicines that slow down the central nervous system. Midazolam is a sedative hypnotic that causes relaxation and sleep. In anesthesia it provides loss of awareness and memory for short diagnostic tests and surgical procedures; produces sleep at the beginning of surgery; or supplements other types of general anesthetics. Midazolam does not reduce pain or cause loss of consciousness. Federal law prohibits the transfer of midazolam to any person other than the patient for whom it was prescribed. Generic midazolam injections are available. ...
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Midazolam Systematic (IUPAC) name 8-chloro-6-(2-fluorophenyl)-1-m ...
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