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Midazolam (Versed)

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What is the Generic Name for Versed?


What is the Trade Name for Midazolam?


What are the Indications of Midazolam (Versed)?

  • Sedation
  • Conscious sedation
  • Anesthesia
  • Status epilepticus

What are the Actions of Midazolam (Versed)?

Acts to produce CNS depression, may be mediated by GABA.

What is the Therapeutic Class of Midazolam (Versed)?

Antianxiety agent, sedative/hypnotics

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Midazolam (Versed)?


What are the Nursing Considerations of Midazolam (Versed)?

  • Assess level of sedation during and for 2-6 hours following
  • Monitor blood pressure, pulse, respirations during IV administration
  • The antidote for overdose is flumazenil

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