Dormicum is used to produce sleepiness or drowsiness and to relieve anxiety before surgery or certain procedures. It is also used to produce loss of consciousness before and during surgery. Dormicum is used sometimes in patients in intensive care units in hospitals to cause unconsciousness. This may allow the patients to withstand the stress of being in the intensive care unit and help the patients cooperate when a machine must be used to assist them with breathing.. Special precautions: For Dormicum , the following should be considered: Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to Dormicum or other benzodiazepines (such as alprazolam [e.g., Xanax], bromazepam [e.g., Lectopam], chlordiazepoxide [e.g., Librium], clonazepam [e.g., Klonopin], clorazepate [e.g., Tranxene], diazepam [e.g., Valium], estazolam [e.g., ProSom], flurazepam [e.g., Dalmane], halazepam [e.g., Paxipam], ketazolam [e.g., Loftran], lorazepam [e.g., Ativan], nitrazepam [e.g., Mogadon], oxazepam [e.g., Serax], prazepam [e.g., Centrax], quazepam [e.g., Doral], temazepam [e.g., Restoril], triazolam [e.g., Halcion]). Also, tell your health care professional if you are allergic to any other substances, such as foods, preservatives, or dyes. Drug Interactions: Certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are receiving Dormicum , it is especially important that your health care professional know if you are taking any of the following: • Central nervous system (CNS) depressants (medicines that cause drowsiness) or alcohol?The CNS depressant and other effects of alcohol, other medicines, or Dormicum may be increased; also, the effects of Dormicum may last longer • Saquinavir (e.g., Fortovase, Invirase). Saquinavir may interfere with the removal of Dormicum from the body, which could lead to serious side effects. Dormicum Side Effects: Along with its needed effects, Dormicum may cause some unwanted effects. While you are receiving Dormicum your doctor will monitor you closely for the side effects of Dormicum, for example, breathing problems and confusion. Some Dormicum side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. Most side effects will go away as the effects of Dormicum wear off. However, check with your doctor if any side effects continue or are bothersome. Keep all appointments with your doctor.