A report on Midazolam, Benzodiazepine and Anterograde amnesia
Midazolam, sold under the brand name Versed among others, is a benzodiazepine medication used for anesthesia, procedural sedation, and severe agitation.- Midazolam
It works by inducing sleepiness, decreasing anxiety, and causing a loss of ability to create new memories.- Midazolam
High doses of many shorter-acting benzodiazepines may also cause anterograde amnesia and dissociation.- Benzodiazepine
This disorder is usually acquired in one of four ways: One cause is benzodiazepine drugs such as midazolam, flunitrazepam, lorazepam, temazepam, nitrazepam, triazolam, clonazepam, alprazolam, diazepam, and nimetazepam; all of these are known to have powerful amnesic effects.- Anterograde amnesia
In the community, intravenous administration is not practical and so rectal diazepam or buccal midazolam are used, with a preference for midazolam as its administration is easier and more socially acceptable.- Benzodiazepine
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Lorazepam, sold under the brand name Ativan among others, is a benzodiazepine medication.
It is also used during surgery to interfere with memory formation and to sedate those who are being mechanically ventilated.
Lorazepam is sometimes used as an alternative to midazolam in palliative sedation.