Ketam 10 mg Injection


Uses of Ketam Injection

Ketam 10 mg Injection is used for general Anaesthesia.

Ketam Injection side effects

  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Nightmare
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Abnormal behavior
  • Double vision
  • Hallucination
  • Increased respiratory rate
  • High blood pressure
  • Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)

How to use Ketam Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Ketam Injection works

Ketam 10 mg Injection is a general anaesthetic. It works by causing reversible loss of consciousness. This allows surgical procedures to be carried out without pain and distress.

Ketam Injection related warnings

Ketam 10 mg Injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Ketam 10 mg Injection is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Ketam 10 mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Ketam 10 mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Ketam 10 mg Injection is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Ketam 10 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ketam 10 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Do not eat or drink for at least six hours before administration of ketamine. 
  • Inform your doctor if you have history of alcoholism, drug abuse or addiction, mental health problem, glaucoma (increased pressure in eye), porphyria (inherited disease that affects the blood), fits. 
  • Ketamine should usually be combined with a painkiller when used for an operation on the chest or abdominal organs. 
  • Do not drink alcohol at least for 24 hours after surgical procedure, as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Do not drive or operate machines at least 24 hours after surgical procedure, as ketamine may make you feel dizzy or sleepy.
  • Avoid if Patients is allergic to ketamine or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if Patients is suffering from severe heart disease, who have recently suffered a stroke or serious head or brain injury
  • Avoid if Pregnant and lactating women.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Ketam

Baby of 5 months 7 days need to be circumcised as a part of religious practice.Wanted to know is it the right time for him and do local anaesthesia is used in procedure? What is the recovery time of this procedure and how much does this procedure cost?
Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Ny time u can get it done ideally general anaesthesia should be used recovery time is approx 1 week to 10 days cost depends on hospital u choose
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Q. Is Ketam addictive?

Ketam addiction can occur if the drug is taken multiple times and may develop either a mental or physical dependence on the drug effects

Q. Is Ketam an opiate/ narcotic/ stimulant/ controlled substance/ barbiturate?

No. Ketam is a general anaesthetic and a controlled substance. It is not an opiate, barbiturate narcotic or stimulant

Q. Is Ketam safe?

Ketam is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Ketam dangerous?

Ketam is dangerous if taken at high doses

Q. Does Ketam make you lose weight?

Yes. Ketam can cause loss of appetite and weight loss.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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