Dormicum 15mg (Midazolam) is used to produce sleepiness or drowsiness and to relieve anxiety before surgery or certain procedures.
Dormicum 15mg (Midazolam) is also given to produce amnesia (loss of memory) so that the patient will not remember any discomfort or undesirable effects that may occur after a surgery or procedure.
Dormicum 15mg (Midazolam) is also used to produce loss of consciousness before and during surgery. Dormicum is sometimes used in patients in hospital intensive care units to cause unconsciousness. This may allow the patient to withstand the stress of being in the intensive care unit and help the patient cooperate when a machine must be used to assist with breathing.
Tablet: Treatment should be as short as possible. Generally, the duration of treatment varies from a few days to a maximum of 2 weeks. The tapering off process should be tailored to the individual.
In certain cases, extension beyond the maximum treatment period may be necessary; if so, it should not take place without re-evaluation of the patient’s status. Dormicum should be taken just before going to bed, and swallowed whole with fluid.
Dosage: Adults: Dosage Range: 7.5-15 mg.
Elderly and Debilitated Patients: Recommended Dose: 7.5 mg.
Treatment should be started with the lowest recommended dose. The maximum dose should not be exceeded because of the increased risk of unacceptable CNS adverse effects.
Special Dosage Instructions: Patients with Impaired Liver Function: Recommended Dose: 7.5 mg. Dormicum can be taken at any time of the day, provided the patient is subsequently assured of at least 7-8 hrs undisturbed sleep.
If the patient concomitantly receives cimetidine, erythromycin, diltiazem, verapamil, ketoconazole and itraconazole, see Special Dosing Instructions under Interactions.
Side effects Dormicum 15mg (Midazolam)
As well as its needed effects, Dormicum may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking Dormicum, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:
chest pain or discomfort
difficult or troubled breathing
irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
shortness of breath
slow or irregular heartbeat
tightness in the chest
unable to speak
Attack, assault, or force
changes in patterns and rhythms of speech
feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
lack or loss of self-control
loss of balance
seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
sensation of spinning
shakiness and unsteady walk
slow to respond
trouble in speaking
unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking Dormicum, get emergency help immediately:
Symptoms of overdose:
Change in consciousness
difficulty with coordination
loss of consciousness
sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
Minor Side Effects
Some Dormicum side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:
watering of mouth and drooling.
Interactions Dormicum 15mg
You should always tell your doctor about any prescription, non-prescription, illegal, and recreational drugs; herbal remedies; and nutritional and dietary supplements you’re taking, especially:
Certain drugs for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), including amprenavir (Agenerase), atazanavir (Reyataz), darunavir (Prezista), delavirdine (Rescriptor), efavirenz (Sustiva), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), indinavir (Crixivan), lopinavir (in Kaletra), nelfinavir (Viracept), ritonavir (Norvir, in Kaletra), saquinavir (Invirase), and tipranavir (Aptivus)
Amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone)
Certain antifungals such as itraconazole (Sporanox) and ketoconazole (Nizoral)
Certain calcium channel blockers such as diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem, Tiazac, and others) and verapamil (Calan, Isoptin, Verelan, and others)
Certain medications for seizures such as carbamazepine (Tegretol, Carbatrol, Epitol, Equetro), phenobarbital, and phenytoin (Dilantin)
Methylphenidate (Concerta, Ritalin, Metadate, and others)
Ranitidine (Zantac, Taladine)
Rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane)
Erythromycin (E-Mycin, E.E.S. Ery-Tab, and others)
St. John’s wort.
You may need Focalin XR 10mg also.