Oral midazolam preanesthetic medication in pediatric outpatients.

  title={Oral midazolam preanesthetic medication in pediatric outpatients.},
  author={L H Feld and J B Negus and Paul F. White},
  volume={73 5},
A need exists for a safe and effective oral preanesthetic medication for use in children undergoing elective surgical procedures. We evaluated the effectiveness of three different doses of oral midazolam when administered in combination with atropine prior to ambulatory surgery. In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 124 children, ages 1-10 yr, received midazolam, 0.25, 0.50, or 0.75 mg.kg-1 po, and atropine, 0.03 mg.kg-1 po, mixed with apple juice, or a placebo (containing… CONTINUE READING