Mezolam

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Mezolam Information

Mezolam is a prescription medicine that is available as a Injection,Syrup. It is typically used for the treatment of Anesthesia. The alternative uses of Mezolam have also been explained below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Mezolam. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Mezolam also has some side effects, the most common being Headache, Hiccup, Cough. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Mezolam can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Mezolam go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

Mezolam's effect during pregnancy is Severe and Mild while nursing. In addition, Mezolam's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Mezolam related warnings section.

Mezolam can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Mezolam in conditions like Dementia, Allergy. Other contraindications of Mezolam have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug reaction of Mezolam with other medicines has been reported. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Mezolam is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Mezolam Benefits & Uses

Mezolam is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Mezolam Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Anesthesia
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.2 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: once only
  • Course Duration: 1 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Anesthesia
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 mcg/kg/min
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: once only
  • Course Duration: 1 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Anesthesia
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 mcg/kg/min
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: once only
  • Course Duration: 1 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Infant (1 month to 2 years)
  • Disease: Anesthesia
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 mcg/kg/min
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: once only
  • Course Duration: 1 days
  • Special Instructions: 0.5 mcg/kg/min dose should be administer to patients less than 32 weeks old


Mezolam Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Mezolam is used -

Severe

Moderate

  • Agitation
  • Erythema
  • Hallucinations
  • Blurred vision

Mild

Common

Mezolam Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Mezolam safe for pregnant women?


    Mezolam has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Mezolam without medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Mezolam safe during breastfeeding?


    Mezolam has been seen to have minimal side effects on breastfeeding women.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Mezolam on the Kidneys?


    Mezolam may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Mezolam on the Liver?


    Mezolam has very mild side effects on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Mezolam on the Heart?


    Mezolam may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Mezolam with Other Drugs

Mezolam should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Mezolam Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Mezolam unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Mezolam

  • Is this Mezolam habit forming or addictive?


    Yes, Mezolam can get addictive. Consume it only after doctor's advise.

    Yes
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Mezolam can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but Mezolam should be consumed in a limited amount.

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  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Yes, in many cases, taking Mezolam can help with mental disorders.

    Yes

Mezolam Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Mezolam


    Mezolam may take longer to act if you eat some foods while taking it. Follow your doctor's advice on this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Mezolam


    Consumption of alcohol and Mezolam together may have severe effects on your health.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Mezolam

Question almost 4 years ago

How to take Mezolam?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

Mezolam must be taken under the medical supervision only. Precautions must be taken in patients with respiratory disorders, and improper kidney or liver function.

Question about 3 years ago

Can I take seroquel and Mezolam together?

Dr. Saurabh Shakya MBBS , General Physician

Yes, you can take seroquel (quetiapine) and Mezolam together only on your doctor's advice because taking this drug along with seroquel increases the risk of side effects such as drowsiness (sedation), dizziness, confusion, and difficulty in concentrating.   

Question over 3 years ago

Is Mezolam a benzodiazepine?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

Yes, Mezolam is a benzodiazepine. It belongs to the class of drugs known as the benzodiazepine (Hypnotics & Sedatives) which is mainly used to induce sedation.

Question over 3 years ago

Does Mezolam cause hiccups?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Mezolam may cause hiccups. It is a rare side effect of this drug. However, the exact cause behind hiccups is not known but it is presumed that it occurs because Mezolam stimulates the involuntary diaphragm contractions or by influencing the supraspinal hiccup center present in the brainstem. If you are experiencing excessive hiccups after taking this drug then discuss it with your doctor.

Question about 4 years ago

How does Mezolam work?

Dr. Haleema Yezdani MBBS , General Physician

Mezolam contains midazolam that works by increasing the activity of a chemical messenger GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) which suppresses the excessive activity of nerve cells in the brain and induces sedation.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 854-856

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 383

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Nayzilam® (midazolam)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; – Hypnovel® (midazolam)



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