Mezolam Injection

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Mezolam Injection Information

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

The right dosage of Mezolam Injection depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

The most common side effects of Mezolam Injection are Headache, Hiccup, Cough. While these are the most often observed Mezolam Injection side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. These side effects of Mezolam Injection are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Mezolam Injection's effect during pregnancy is Severe and Mild while nursing. Further, the section on Mezolam Injection related warnings talks about Mezolam Injection's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Dementia, Allergy must refrain from the use of Mezolam Injection since this can cause severe adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Mezolam Injection are listed in the contraindications section below.

Drug interactions for Mezolam Injection have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Mezolam Injection is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Mezolam Injection Benefits & Uses

Mezolam Injection is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Mezolam Injection 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 Injection Side Effects

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

Severe

Moderate

  • Agitation
  • Erythema
  • Hallucinations
  • Blurred vision

Mild

Common

Mezolam Injection Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Mezolam Injection 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 Injection safe during breastfeeding?


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

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


    Mezolam may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

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


    Mezolam has very mild side effects on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Mezolam Injection 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 Injection with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Moderate



Mezolam Injection Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Mezolam Injection

  • Is this Mezolam Injection habit forming or addictive?


    Yes, Mezolam Injection 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 Injection can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


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

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  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


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

    Yes

Mezolam Injection Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Mezolam Injection


    Mezolam Injection 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 Injection


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

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Mezolam Injection

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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