What is your opinion of the drug midazolam?

Midazolam. I use Midazolam routinely on a daily basis. Used appropriately and judiciously it is an excellent addition to to armamentarium of a skilled anesthesiologist. I find it an indispensable adjunct to my practice and to my patient's comfort and often desire for an amnestic effect peri-procedurally.
Effective. Midazolam (brand versed) is a short acting benzodiazepine. In the U.S. It is used primarily as a pre-anesthesia agent. It comes in a syrup form to use with children and an injectable form. It must be used in a controlled environment such as er or surgery suite. It can cause retrograde amnesia in some patents. When properly administered and monitored it can be quite useful.