... MIDAZOLAM (Versed®) is a benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines belong to a group of medicines that slow down the central nervous system. Midazolam is a drug 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. In children, in can help reduce anxiety prior to medical or dental procedures, and may help avoid having to insert a needle to give sedatives intravenously. 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 syrup is available. ...
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