What is the drug midazolam used for?

    midazolam (Midazolam) is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen) sedative. Midazolam injection is used to calm a person who is undergoing minor surgery, dental surgery, or other medical procedure. Midazolam injection is also used to calm a patient who is under critical care and needs a mechanical ventilator (breathing machine).