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04.05 Midazolam (Versed)

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Generic Name

midazolam

Trade Name

Versed

Indication

sedation, conscious sedation, anesthesia, status epilepticus

Action

acts to produce CNS depression, may be mediated by GABA

Therapeutic Class

antianxiety agent, sedative/hypnotics

Pharmacologic Class

Benzodiazepine

Nursing Considerations

• assess level of sedation during and for 2-6 hours following
• monitor blood pressure, pulse, respirations during IV administration
• may lead to apnea, cardiac arrest, respiratory depression
• antidote for overdose is Romazicon (flumazenil)

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