Temazepam in fast dispensing dosage form as a premedication for children

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Authors: Smith, G.B., Hughes, D.G. and Kumar, V.

Journal: Anaesthesia

Volume: 40

Issue: 4

Pages: 368-371

Forty-seven children aged between four and 11 years received temazepam 0.5 mg/kg in a novel fast dispensing dosage form. The preparation was well accepted and associated with few side-effects. Satisfactory sedation and anxiolysis was obtained in over 93% of patients. The relative merits of a variety of routes of administration of premedicant drugs for children are discussed and the advantages of buccally administered formulations for this age group are presented

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