Information about Ketamine

Ketamine Uses

Ketamine is used for general Anaesthesia.

How Ketamine works

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

Common side effects of Ketamine

Nausea, Rash, Agitation, Double vision, Vomiting, Nightmares, Abnormal behavior, Hallucination, Increased respiratory rate , High blood pressure, Confusion, Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement), Muscle coordination impaired, Tonic-clonic seizures, Tachycardia, Erythema (skin redness)
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Available Medicine for Ketamine

KetamaxTroikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd
94 to ₹1062 variant(s)
AneketNeon Laboratories Ltd
23 to ₹1095 variant(s)
KetminThemis Medicare Ltd
25 to ₹1152 variant(s)
OblarCiron Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
1091 variant(s)
VerketVerve Healthcare Ltd
301 variant(s)
KminPrem Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
211 variant(s)
GB-KetGreenco Biologicals Pvt Ltd
221 variant(s)
KetafastTaj Pharma India Ltd
30 to ₹682 variant(s)
Ketamine HydrochlorideCiron Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
1091 variant(s)
KmineJawa Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
281 variant(s)

Expert advice for Ketamine

  • Ketamine is given as an injection into veins or muscles under the supervision of o doctor only.
  • It is suggested not to eat or drink anything up to six hours before the treatment.
  • Your doctor will monitor you regularly for blood pressure, pulse rate and heartbeat during the treatment.
  • It makes you feel sleepy. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Ketamine affects you.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for Ketamine


Q. Is Ketamine addictive?

Ketamine 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 Ketamine an opiate/ narcotic/ stimulant/ controlled substance/ barbiturate?

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

Q. Is Ketamine safe?

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

Q. Is Ketamine dangerous?

Ketamine is dangerous if taken at high doses

Q. Does Ketamine make you lose weight?

Yes. Ketamine can cause loss of appetite and weight loss.


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