Sedation during minor medical procedures

Active Ingredient: Midazolam

Indication for Midazolam

Population group: only elderly (65 years old or older)

As intravenous sedative cover before and during minor medical, dental and surgical procedures such as gastroscopy, endoscopy, cystoscopy, bronchoscopy and cardiac catheterisation.

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

1.0-3.5 mg

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

1 - 3.5 mg

Dosage regimen

From 1 To 3.5 mg once every day

Detailed description

Older patients are more sensitive to the effects of benzodiazepines. In these patients doses greater than 3.5mg are not usually necessary and low doses as little as 1mg-2mg (0.2-0.4ml) may be adequate. The initial dose should not exceed 1-1.5mg (0.2-0.3ml).

Active ingredient


Midazolam is a derivative of the imidazobenzodiazepine group. The free base is a lipophilic substance with low solubility in water. The basic nitrogen in position 2 of the imidazobenzodiazepine ring system enables the active ingredient of midazolam to form water-soluble salts with acids.

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