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Midazolam : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol


Interaction of Midazolam with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Midazolam is a benzodiazepine, prescribed for preoperative sedation, anxiolysis and amnesia.

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Midazolam Interactions with Food and Herbs

Grapefruit and Juice: Grapefruit and grapefruit juice interact with midazolam leading to potentially dangerous side effects.
Mango: Mango may inhibit some enzymes, and therefore possibly increases the blood level of midazolam.
St.John's Wort:St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) may reduce the plasma concentration of midazolam..

Midazolam Interactions with Alcohol

Alcohol adds to the effect of midazolam on the central nervous system resulting in excessive drowsiness and decreased motor skill.
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How to Take the Medication -

Midazolam is available as a solution (liquid) to be injected into the muscle or vein. If you receive this medicine over a long period of time, your body will be dependent on it. Therefore, the medication may have to be stopped gradually rather than all at once.
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