Midazolam (Hospira) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) midazolam. On this page you will find out more about Midazolam (Hospira), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: midazolam
Information for medicine and pack size:
Midazolam (Hospira) 5 mg/mL injection solution, 5 x 1 mL ampoules
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What this medicine is for
Intravenously as an agent for conscious sedation prior to short surgical, diagnostic, therapeutic or endoscopic procedures, such as bronchoscopy, gastroscopy, cystoscopy, coronary angiography and cardiac catheterisation, either alone or in conjunction with an opioid analgesic. Intravenously for induction of anaesthesia, preliminary to administration of other anaesthetic agents. With the use of an opioid analgesic premedicant, induction of anaesthesia can be attained with a narrower dose range and in a shorter period of time. Sedation in intensive care units by intravenous intermittent administration or continuous infusion. Intramuscularly for preoperative sedation (induction of sleepiness or drowsiness and relief of apprehension) and to impair memory of perioperative events.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||A clear, colourless or faint yellow solution free from visible particulates.|
|Dosage Form||Injection, solution|
|Route of administration||Intramuscular|
5 ampoules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Light|
|Life time||3 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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