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General Information on Ketamine

Generic Name : Ketamine

Pronunciation : KEET-uh-MEEN

Latest prescription information about Ketamine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y48.2 | Therapeutic Classification : General Anesthetics

Why is Ketamine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a hydrochloride salt, used as an anesthetic. It works in the brain to inhibit painful sensations.

When should Ketamine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with high blood pressure and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Ketamine?

Adult: IV- 1-4.5 mg/kg as inj or infuse 1-2 mg/kg at 0.5 mg/kg/min. IM- 6.5-13 mg/kg.

How should Ketamine be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider.

What are the warnings and precautions for Ketamine?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of trauma or injury, stroke, increased spinal fluid pressure, increased eye pressure, eye injury, heart diseases, uncontrolled high blood pressure, mental disorders or thyroid problems, any allergy, who is taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Ketamine?

•  Central Nervous System: Vivid dreams, hallucinations, confusion, irrational behavior and increased muscle tone.
•  Heart: High blood pressure, fast/low heart rate and abnormal heart rhythm.
•  Gastrointestinal: Nausea, vomiting and increased saliva.
•  Respiratory: Respiratory depression.
•  Eye: Night blindness and increased eye pressure/tears.
•  Skin: Rash and pain at injection site.
•  Genitourinary: Urinary bladder inflammation.

What are the other precautions for Ketamine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Ketamine?

Injection: Store it at controlled room temperature (15-30°C).


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