Ketamine

Ketamine

 

General English name: Ketamine

Brand: Ketalar

Application: General anesthetic

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of ketamine

Ketamine Drug Information

Dosage and method of taking ketamine

Contraindications to the use of the drug ketamine

Ketamine use during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of ketamine on driving and working with machines

Ketamine drug interactions

Special warnings and precautions while taking ketamine

Side effects of ketamine

Excessive use of ketamine (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of ketamine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of ketamine

  • VIAL

 

Ketamine Drug Information

Ketamine is used as a general anesthetic for surgery, it is also used as an adjunct to other anesthetics.

 

Dosage and method of taking ketamine

  • A vial of ketamine is usually injected into you by a nurse in a hospital during surgery and anesthesia. The dose and amount of the injection is determined by your doctor.
  • Ketamine vials are injected intravenously and intramuscularly.

 

Contraindications to the use of the drug ketamine

  • Pay attention to the expiration date of the ketamine medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
  • Never give ketamine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this medication, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Ketamine use during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of ketamine on driving and working with machines

Ketamine causes drowsiness. Avoid driving or operating machinery as long as it is effective in your body. It takes a full day for the effect of this medicine to leave your body.

 

Ketamine drug interactions

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking ketamine

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking ketamine:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
  • If you have asthma.
  • If you are over 65 years old.
  • If you have chest pain.
  • If your blood pressure is high. Pressure in the brain,
  • If you have a mental illness.
  • If you have an overactive thyroid gland.
  • If you have heart disease.
  • If your brain pressure is high.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of ketamine

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. This medicine may cause fatal and dangerous side effects in some additives, in case of any of these side effects should be reported to your doctor:

  • feeling sleepy
  • Symptoms of drug allergy: redness, itching, shortness of breath and…
  • Symptoms of high or low blood pressure: headache or dizziness, fainting, changes in vision
  • Respiratory problems, slow breathing or shallow breathing
  • Slow and abnormal heartbeat
  • Feeling confused
  • Illusion (seeing or hearing things that do not exist)
  • Change in mode of operation
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Convulsions
  • Change in vision
  • Inability to control eye movements

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of ketamine.

 

Excessive use of ketamine (drug poisoning)

  • Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as severe drowsiness, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of ketamine

  • If you need to store ketamine at home, ask your doctor or nurse how to store ketamine vials.
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