Midazolam Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Your condition will be closely monitored while you receive this medicine.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
If you are taking another medicine that also causes drowsiness, you may have more side effects. Give your health care provider a list of all medicines you use. Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take. Do not take more medicine than directed. Call emergency for help if you have problems breathing or unusual sleepiness.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. While you are receiving midazolam, your doctor will monitor you closely for the following side effects:
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. Most side effects will go away as the effects of midazolam wear off. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.