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Brand name: Midazolam (Act)

Midazolam (Act) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) midazolam. On this page you will find out more about Midazolam (Act), 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

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Midazolam (Act) 15 mg/3 mL injection solution, 3 mL ampoule

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

? IV 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 a narcotic;,? IV for induction of anaesthesia, preliminary to administration of other anaesthetic agents. With the use of a narcotic premedicant, induction of anaesthesia can be attained with a narrower dose range and in a shorter period of time.,? IV for sedation in intensive care units; intermittent administration or continuous infusion.,? IM for preoperative sedation (induction of sleepiness or drowsiness and relief of apprehension) and to impair memory of perioperative events.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear, colourless to pale yellow, sterile, isotonic, preservative-free solution in clear glass ampoules (type - 1).
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Intramuscular
Medicine schedule
Pack of 1 ampoule, 5 Ampoules and 10 Ampoules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Ampoule
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light
Life time 48 Months
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.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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