Amidate is used for anesthesia during surgery. Tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking.

Amidate Overview


Amidate is a prescription medication used as anesthesia during surgery.  Amidate belongs to a group of drugs called general anesthetics.  These work to put you to sleep during surgery.

This medication is available in an injectable form to be given directly into a vein (IV) by a healthcare professional.

Common side effects of Amidate include injection site pain, muscle movements, and changes in breathing.

Patient Ratings for Amidate

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What are you taking Amidate for?

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  • Other
  • Brain Ischemia
  • Head Injuries, Closed
  • Pain
  • Status Epilepticus

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Uses of Amidate

Amidate is a prescription medication used for anesthesia during surgery or medical procedures.  Anesthesia reduces or prevents pain.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses.  Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.



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Amidate Drug Class

Amidate is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Amidate

Serious side effects have been reported with Amidate.  See the "Drug Precautions" section.

Common side effects of Amidate include the following:

  • Injection site pain
  • muscle movements
  • changes in breathing

This is not a complete list of Amidate side effects.  Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.  You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.