Pharmacokinetics and the sedative effect of midazolam.

Abstract

The pharmacokinetics and their relation to the pharmacodynamic properties of midazolam, the first water-soluble benzodiazepine derivative, are reviewed. Pharmacokinetically, midazolam is a unique derivative among the benzodiazepines. After both oral and parenteral routes of administration, it has a fast absorption rate, and differing from older derivatives… (More)

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