The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. Therefore, you should always consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using any medication.
What is the dose for an adult?
- For short-term management of insomnia: 7.5 to 15 mg, ideally at bedtime.
- The dose may need adjustment for elderly patients.
For sedation for dental and minor surgical procedures:
Initial dose: 2-2.5 mg at a rate of 2 mg/min 5-10 min before procedure, with increments of 0.5-1 mg at intervals of at least 2 min. Total dose: 2.5-7.5 mg.
For sedation in critical care:
Loading dose: 0.03-0.3 mg/kg, may be given in increments of 1-2.5 mg at 2 min between each dose.
Maintenance: 0.02-0.2 mg/kg/hr. Patients w/ hypothermia, hypovolaemia or vasoconstriction: Reduce or omit loading dose, and reduce maintenance dose.
Total dose: 150-250 mcg/kg in premedicated patients and 300-350 mcg/kg for those without premedication. Sedation in combined anaesth: 30-100 mcg/kg by inj or 30-100 mcg/kg/hr by infusion.
Premedication in surgery :
70-100 mcg/kg 20-60 min before surgery by deep IM injection or 1-2 mg, 5-30 min before surgery by IV injection, repeat dose if necessary.
What is the dose for a child?
Ages 6 months to 16 years old: 0.25-1 mg/kg, as a single dose 20-30 minutes before the procedure. Maximum dose of 20 mg.
Treatment of seizures:
Ages 3-12 months: 2.5 mg; 1-5 years: 5 mg; 5-10 years: 7.5 mg; 10-18 years: 10 mg. Doses are to be given as a single dose.
Preoperative sedation (IM):
Age 1-15 years: 50-150 mcg/kg. Maximum dose of 10 mg.
*Note: IM route should not be used routinely.
Premedication in surgery (IM):
Age 1-15 years: 80-200 mcg/kg given 15-30 mins before surgery by deep IM injection.
Sedation for dental and surgical procedures (IV):
Age 6 months to 5 years: 500-100 mcg/kg, maximum dose of 6 mg.
Age 6-12 years: 25-50 mcg/kg, maximum dose of 10 mg.
Initial doses are given over 2-3 minutes with an additional interval of 2-5 minutes.
Sedation in critical care (IV):
Age 0-32 weeks: 60 mcg/kg/hr via continuous IV infusion, reduce the dose after 24 hours to 30 mcg/kg/hr. The maximum duration of treatment is 4 days.
Age 32 weeks to 6 months: 60 mcg/kg/hr. The maximum duration of treatment is 4 days for neonates.
Age 6 months to 12 years:
Loading dose: 50-200 mcg/kg given via slow injection over 3 minutes or more.
Maintenance dose: 30-120 mcg/kg/hr given as continuous infusion.
Induction of anesthesia (IV):
Age over 7 years: 150 mcg/kg by slow injection.
How is Dormicum available?
Dormicum is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Tablet 7.5mg
- Tablet 15mg
- Solution for injection (IV/IM) 5mg/mL in 3 mL ampule
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to the nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.