So Mahone takes Midazolam. 1500 milligrams every thirty days. I'm sure all y'all new I'd go check this shit out, right?
Midazolam, (marketed under brand names Versed®, Hypnovel® and Dormicum®, pronounced m?'dæz?læm) is a drug which is a benzodiazepine derivative. It has powerful anxiolytic, amnestic, hypnotic, anticonvulsant, skeletal muscle relaxant and sedative properties.
Midazolam is frequently used (usually in combination with other agents, such as morphine) by anesthesiologists for sedating patients prior to surgery or other invasive medical procedures, such as endoscopy. The patient typically does not actually lose consciousness, but may lose the ability to form memories (anterograde amnesia).
Due to its high potency and fast onset of effects, it is rarely prescribed outside of hospitals. An exception is buccal midazolam, used for the rapid treatment of prolonged seizures. This is an off-label use usage of midazolam, although it has become increasingly common. When using it for this purpose, the drug is squirted slowly between the gums and the inside of the cheek, where it is absorbed directly into the blood stream.
Midazolam is categorized as a Schedule IV controlled substance, meaning it has low abuse potential compared to substances such as hydrocodone or oxycodone. As a benzodiazepine it shares similar side effects to other members of this drug family, however it is far less often abused given the ready availability of alternatives, and its primary use in hospital settings only. The mild amnesia caused by this drug is a side effect commonly used for its effect as a 'pre-med' before surgery. Rapid infusion of midazolam may cause transient apnea, and occasionally, respiratory arrest.
- Intramuscular or intravenous:
- Preoperative sedation, anxiolysis, amnesia,
- Treatment of epileptic seizures.
- For sedation, anxiolysis, and amnesia prior to endoscopic procedures. Often used in combination with other CNS depressants.
- For general anesthesia, often in combination with other anesthetic agents.
- Continuous I.V. infusion:
- For sedation of intubated patients in an intensive care setting.
It has hypnotic, anticonvulsant, sedative and skeletal muscle relaxent properties. It is used in the treatment of epileptic seizures.
"Midazolam may cause some people to feel drowsy, tired, or weak for 1 or 2 days after it has been given. It may also cause problems with coordination and one's ability to think. [...]"
[Consumer Drug Reference 2002]
Huh. "May also cause problems with coordination and one's ability to think." Hm. Interesting.