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Midazolam

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Midazolam chemical structure


Midazolam

8-chloro-6-(2-fluorophenyl)-1-methyl-
4H-Imidazo(1,5-a)(1,4)benzodiazepine
CAS number
59467-70-8
ATC code
N05CD08
Chemical formula C18H13ClFN3
Molecular weight 325.773
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Midazolam, also known by the trade names Versed®, Hypnovel® and Dormicum®, is a benzodiazepine drug with an imidazole structure. Used commonly as an anxiolytic, amnesia, hypnotic and sedative, this medication provides an effect similar to diazepam, but with a quicker onset and shorter duration.

This medication is frequently used (often in combination with other agents) by anesthesiologists for sedating patients prior to surgery, as well as for other invasive medical procedures such as colonoscopy.

Midazolam is a Schedule IV drug under the Convention on Psychotropic Substances[1] (http://www.incb.org/pdf/e/list/green.pdf).Template:Pharma-stub

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