Midazolam (Versed)

 

Indications:

  • Major Motor Seizures
  • Status Epilepticus
  • Pre-Medication prior to cardioversion or transcutaneous pacing
  • Skeletal Muscle Relaxant
  • Acute Anxiety States
  • Medication for combative patients and difficult intubations

 

Contraindications:

  • Glaucoma
  • Shock
  • ETOH
  • Pregnancy
  • Renal Failure
  • Coma

 

Side Effects:

  • Apnea
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Hypotension

 

Adult Dose:

  • 1-5 mg slow IV/IO/IM (patient size dependent)
  • Impairs memory in 90% of patients