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Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving this medication if you have:
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Heart problems, such as congestive heart failure
  • A history of alcohol or drug abuse, or currently use illicit drugs
  • A history of head trauma or a head injury
  • Intracranial hypertension, or increased cerebrospinal fluid pressure (increased pressure of the fluid around the brain)
  • Bleeding in the brain
  • A mental health condition
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Ketamine to learn more, including information on who should not receive the drug.)

Dosing Information for Ketamine

The dosage your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The reason you are receiving ketamine
  • Your weight
  • How you respond to the medication
  • How it is administered (into a vein or into a muscle)
  • Other medications given with ketamine.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Ketamine Dosage for more information.)
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