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Shortal (Midazolam) Drug Price and Information

Shortal is a benzodiazepine, prescribed for preoperative sedation, anxiolysis and amnesia.  It works by slowing activity in the brain to allow relaxation and sleep.

Shortal

  Injection
Themis Medicare Ltd.
Generic : Midazolam
 19.80
5mg/1ml
1ml
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    Drug information on Shortal (Midazolam) from Themis Medicare Ltd.

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    Drug Name : Midazolam

    Midazolam(Versed) generic Shortal is a benzodiazepine, prescribed for preoperative sedation, anxiolysis and amnesia. It works by slowing activity in the brain to allow relaxation and sleep.
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    Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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    Medical condition(s) for which Shortal may be prescribed


    Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

    Preoperative- Adult- IM - The recommended dose is 0.07 to 0.08 mg/kg administered up to 1 hour before surgery.
    IV- Initial: 1 to 2.5 mg given 5-10 minutes before procedure. Repeat after at least 2 mins if needed.

    Side effects of Shortal

    Serious effects : Decreased tidal volume and respiration rate.

    Gastrointestinal : Nausea, increased appetite and vomiting.

    Central nervous System : Reduced alertness, confusion, emotion, hallucinations, fatigue, dizziness, incorodination, post-operative sedation and memory loss.

    Miscellaneous : Jaundice, irregular heartbeat, shock, headache and cough.

    How to use Shortal?

    It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or large muscle.

    When Should Shortal not be taken? (Contraindications)

    Contraindicated in patients with increased eye pressure, alcohol intoxication, who are taking protease inhibiter, and hypersensitivity.

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    Warnings and Precautions for Shortal

    Caution should be exercised in patients with history of breathing problem (COPD); increased eye pressure, heart, liver, or kidney problems, porphyria, severe depression, drug dependence, alcoholism, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

    It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

    Avoid alcohol consumption.

    Other Precautions for Shortal

    Avoid excess dosage.

    Storage Conditions for Shortal

    Store it at room temperature (25°C).



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