Midazolam use in children

Midazolam is benzodiazepine with anxiolytic, hypnotic, sedative and anticonvulsive actions, producing anterograde amnesia. It is often used in the pediatric population due to its favourable characteristics: rapid onset, short duration of action and the haemodynamic stability of the patient. Midazolam is used for preoperative and procedural sedation, for induction and maintenance of anesthesia, for sedation in intensive care units and as an anticonvulsive agent in children.
Category: Review
Volume: Vol. 50, No 1, january - ma 2006
Authors: D. Butković, J. Jakobović, Lj. Radešić
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