Premedication with melatonin vs midazolam in anxious children

IŞIK B. , Baygin O., Bodur H.

PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA, cilt.18, sa.7, ss.635-641, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1460-9592.2008.02608.x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.635-641


Aim: Failure of dental treatment caused by anxiety is a common problem in children. Oral midazolam has been the most commonly used premedication for pediatric patient but the use of midazolam may be associated with paradoxical reactions in children. Melatonin may induce a natural sleepiness and improve sedation. We have investigated premedication with melatonin compared with midazolam in children under nitrous oxide/oxygen (N2O/O-2) sedation for dental treatment.