Sedation (with Local Anaesthetic)

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation (Midazolam) is also used for some children.  Midazolam sedation is given as a liquid mixed with a sweeter drink as it has a very bitter taste.  This is given 30 minutes prior to treatment.  The amount given is calculated in relation to your child’s body weight. 

Oral Midazolam works well for approximately 95% of children, in a very small percentage of children it may have no effect or make them more hyperactive (Angry Child Syndrome).  Please let us know if your child has experienced this with any other sedatives such as Phernagan, Histafine (Chlopheniramine) etc.

During treatment your child’s pulse and oxygen saturation are monitored continuously and recorded with a pulse oximeter.