MTW NHS Trust West Kent CCG

Drug Status Key

  • Preferred
  • Second Line
  • Third Line
  • Specialist Initiation
  • Hospital Only
  • Not Approved for Formulary


Local guidance

See here for local adult conscious sedation guidelines

Benzodiazepines are widely used in sedation. Midazolam is often the first choice agent, using the 1mg/ml ampoules. The 10mg/2ml ampoules should be reserved for use when further dilution is required, e.g. for syringe drivers. Please note: midazolam must be ordered in the ward controlled drug order books.

Other Benzodiazepines used sedation include Diazepam, Lorazepam, and Temazepam. They are all classified under "Hospital only" use for this indication.

Sedating antihistamines such as alimemazine and promethazine may also be used for pre-medication sedation, particularly in paediatrics.

Pack Price
10 ampoule £6.71
Pack Price
10 ampoule £15.24

Approved for oral sedation for minor interventions in adults with learning disability

Pack Price
8ml £18.00


Pack Price
100 ml £160.66
Pack Price
100 ml £231.63
Pack Price
28 tablet £103.05