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ATC codes: N05CD08
EMLc
Indication
Sedative-hypnotic drugs ICD11 code: XM881358505
INN
Midazolam
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Core
Formulations
Parenteral > General injections > IV: 1 mg per mL
Oral > Liquid: 2 mg per mL (EMLc)
Oral > Solid: 15 mg tablet ; 7.5 mg tablet
EML status history
First added in 2011 (TRS 965)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Therapeutic equivalence
Medicines within the same pharmacological class can be used
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Wikipedia
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Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
Midazolam, with a square box, was added to the core list of Section 1.3 of the EML and EMLc (Preoperative medication and sedation for short term procedures) in 2011, replacing diazepam. The Expert Committee noted that there was a large body of evidence to support its safety and efficacy, its wide availability, and relatively low cost. Midazolam may be as safe as, but more effective than, diazepam for short-term procedures, due to its short duration of action and amnesic properties. Midazolam has better efficacy than promethazine in children in the preoperative setting.