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

Drug information on Ketalar (Ketamine) from Parke Davis (India) Limited


Parke Davis (India) Limited
Generic : Ketamine
20 ml
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Medical Condition(s) for which Ketalar may be prescribed

Side effects of Ketalar

  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.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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 to use Ketalar?

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

When is Ketalar not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with high blood pressure and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Ketalar

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.

Other Precautions for Ketalar

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Ketalar

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

Schedule : H  Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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