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Use of buccal midazolam in children
  1. N Hussain1,
  2. E Regan1,
  3. J Gosalakkal1,
  4. W P Whitehouse2
  1. 1Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK
  2. 2School of Human Development, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Nahin Hussain
    Paediatric Neurology, Leicester Royal Infirmary, University of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester LE1 5WW, UK; dr_nahin{at}yahoo.com

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We read with much interest the recent letter on buccal midazolam by Hindley and Jameson.1

The main reason that some recommend a buccal midazolam test dose is concern about the risk of an adverse reaction, particularly respiratory depression or apnoea, especially should it occur outside hospital. However, there is evidence that buccal midazolam is more effective than rectal diazepam and is not associated with an increased incidence of respiratory depression.2

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