Use of Dormicum sleeping pills in everyday practice.
Dormicum is a rapidly absorbed up-to date hypnotic of 3-4 hours' duration of action physiologically influencing the phases of normal sleep. In the course of the examination of 26 patients, 21 found the hypnotic action of 7.5-mg or 15-mg Dormicum doses to be highly effective. The drug proved to be an effective hypnotic also in the group of patients above 60 years of age (14). It is of special importance in the everyday practice of a general practitioner that the intake of Dormicum in the evening did not influence the physical and mental activity of the patients the next day.
Due to its rapid onset of action, the standard dose for adults is 15mg and 7.5mg. It is important that you swallow a tablet with fluid just before you go to sleep for a total duration of 6 hours at least.
If you're a frail patient or an elderly patient, the right dose for you is 7.5mg. You should also take the same dose if you have mild liver issues or impairment of renal function. The same dose is suitable for situational sleep disturbances, but you can opt for a 15mg if other treatments for sleep-disturbing diseases aren't working.
For premedication, it is important to administer a dose of 7.5mg or 15mg at least half an hour before the procedure – the treatment duration should not exceed a couple of weeks.