Local anesthesia makes it a stress-free surgery experience. Similarly, the right use of a sedative, anxiolytic and amnesic premedication is also helpful. One great option here is to use benzodiazepine midazolam or Dormicum, which is a drug for intravenous and intramuscular administration. It is however important to point out that the information about Dormicum 15mg tablets for oral administration is still quite limited. Keep reading to learn more about it.

What Is Dormicum?

Available in two dosage variations (Dormicum 15mg and Dormicum 7.5mg), it is a rapidly acting hypnotic with a relatively short biological half-life. In several controlled trials as well as in the sleep lab, the tablets really managed to reduce sleep onset time. It means that by taking right Dormicum dosage for sleep, it is possible to prolong sleep without affecting your REM sleep. This in turn improves sleep efficiency.

You may go to sleep within 20 minutes of taking Dormicum, and the duration of sleep will automatically become similar to your normal sleep time as per your age. After you wake up, you won't notice any performance issues, which is mainly due to the presence of Midazolam, the active ingredient of Dormicum with anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, muscle relaxant and sedative properties.

Dosage of Dormicum

Dormicum is quite effective, but it is important to have clear information about the right Dormicum dosage for sleep.

Standard Dosage

Due to its rapid onset of action, the standard dose for adults is 15mg and 7.5mg. It is important that you swallow a tablet with fluid just before you go to sleep for a total duration of 6 hours at least.

Special Dosage

If you're a frail patient or an elderly patient, the right dose for you is 7.5mg. You should also take the same dose if you have mild liver issues or impairment of renal function. The same dose is suitable for situational sleep disturbances, but you can opt for a 15mg if other treatments for sleep-disturbing diseases aren't working.

For premedication, it is important to administer a dose of 7.5mg or 15mg at least half an hour before the procedure – the treatment duration should not exceed a couple of weeks.

Side Effects of Dormicum

Like other drugs, Dormicum will produce side effects if not administered properly. It is important to select the right Dormicum dosage for sleep to ensure it doesn't produce any ill effects. Here's a bit more about some of the most common side effects associated with the use of Dormicum.

You may experience daytime drowsiness, tiredness, headache, reduced alertness, muscle weakness, confusion, dizziness and ataxia. You usually experience these effects when you start the treatment or go away with continuation of treatment. You may even notice paradoxical reaction, such as excitability, restlessness, aggressiveness, agitation, behavioral disturbances and hallucinations. These reactions are more common in older patients and may require discontinuation of treatment.

You may sometimes witness allergic reaction, such as skin rashes after using Dormicum. Another rare side effect is anterograde amnesia, which usually affects a patient when someone else wakes them up within a few hours of taking the tablets. The amnesia may also be accompanied by specific unusual behavior. The patient has to stop using Dormicum in this case.

Precautions of Using Dormicum

Dormicum is generally safe for use, but like all other drugs, it is important to take certain precautionary measures to avoid dealing with its harmful effects. For instance:

  • It is important not to use Dormicum if you're already using benzodiazepines. Dormicum is hypersensitive to benzodiazepines.

  • Several medications like CNS depressants or drugs with substances such as cimetidine, azole type antimycotics and erythromycin may interfere with the metabolism of Dormicum.

  • Don't use Dormicum if you have a history of drug abuse, alcohol abuse, or dependency on alcohol.

  • Don't use Dormicum if you have liver issues, severe respiratory problems, sleep apnea syndrome, and myasthenia gravis.

  • Don't use Dormicum if you're pregnant.


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  • Carli De JagerSep.16 10:06
    I need help please. I will be going to the Dentist next week Friday and I am PETRIFIED of them. The will be extracting a molar (big tooth) and I am seriously so scared! They prescribed Dormicum to calm me and make sure that I will survive this procedure. Will this work? Will I be so out of it that I would survive this? I am really very scared.
  • AndreJul.30 05:49
    Hi, I am on Dormicon 15mg now for the last 5 years and is the only sleeping tablet that provides me with 7hour sleep and no side effects.
  • georgeJul.11 07:17
    Hi. I seriously need some various doses of this so called dormicum tablets 15mg.
  • HarvyJun.5 20:25
    If have sleep apnea can take this tablet dormicum.
  • PeterJan.26 12:49
    I tried Dormicum 15mg last night for my insomnia. I have night waking insomnia and usually need to take some kind of benzo at 2am to get me through the rest of the night. I got Dormicum from a local pharmacy in Kenya and when I read up about it I realised it was more powerful than other benzos. I therefore took one tab at midnight and had a deep and blissful 6 hour sleep. I don't know any other benzo that will do that. Zopiclon (a non benzo) gives a good night but I wake feeling hung over. Other benzos I have tried give max 4 hours - but I am still learning. I have a little effect from the Dormicum today. Lack of alertness mainly and a bit of wooziness. Thoughts? Advice?
  • coralie allanOct.17 17:31
    free if possible to give it a test run - I'm an insomniac of the worst kind - if I works i will get further scripts from my GP I'm south africa
  • JadeDec.25 23:59
    @ : hi there, I don't have a lot of experience myself but my mother is on 7.5mg every night as she has severe insomnia and it is the ONLY thing that works for her. GOOD LUCK getting a prescription though- if they agree you0 will have to do psychiatric evaluations etc Hope you find what you are looking for
  • saimonSep.15 15:54
    I want Dormicum tablets 1 dozen. Pls contact me this number (014-3046381).
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