Dormicum is a drug, which has an anxiolytic, sedative, anticonvulsant and central myorelaxant effect.

Dormicum is a sedative and soporific drug, used for premedication and initial narcosis.

Indications for use

sedation with preservation of consciousness before and during the treatment procedures or diagnostic procedures, made under the local anesthesia or without it; premedication before initial narcosis; Long-term sedation in intensive care; Initial narcosis in adults; Combined anesthesia (as a sedative component) in adults.


Absolute: coma, shock, acute alcohol intoxication with the depression of vital functions; acute respiratory and/or pulmonary failure; chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (in severe case); angle-closure glaucoma; childbirth; hypersensitivity to the drug ingredients.

Relative: (you should take Dormicum with caution): myasthenia gravis; respiratory and/or heart failure; critical conditions; Functional liver and renal disorders; premature babies (because of the danger of apnea); child’s age under 6 months; old age (over 60 years).

The dosage of Dormicum is prescribed individually. In each specific case, the safe achievement of necessary sedative effect, corresponding the clinical need, age and physical condition of the patient, received drug therapy, requires the titration of dose. Selecting the dose for the patients in a grave condition, children and older people, one should consider the individual risk factors.

Dormicum may cause the following side effects: euphoria, confusion, hallucinations; headache, ataxia, dizziness, long sedation, decreased attention, in the anesthesia recovery- drowsiness, paresthesia, slurring speech, delirium, anxiety, dysphoria, athetoid movements; low blood pressure, vasodilation, bradycardia, tachycardia; apnea, laryngospasm, dyspnea, depressed respiration, bronchospasm, hiccups, shallow respiration or wheezing, tachypnea, hyperventilating, respiratory obstruction; sickness, dry mouth or metallic aftertaste, vomiting, burping, drooling, constipation; allergic reaction; visual impairment, nystagmus, double vision, eyelid contraction, disorder of refraction, loss of balance, precollaptoid state, stuffiness in ears, miotic pupils; thrombophlebitis, erythema, thrombosis, pain at the injection sites. The use of Dormicum, especially in case of long sedation, can cause the development of physical addiction. The termination of treatment can be accompanied by withdrawal symptoms.