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Ketamine Drug Information

Ketamine hydrochloride (Ketalar®) is a type of anesthetic used before certain medical procedures. It causes a general lack of sensation, so you do not feel pain or recall the procedure.
 
Before receiving ketamine, information on the drug's safety should be carefully reviewed. Although most people do not have any problems while receiving this medicine, ketamine is not suitable for everyone. For instance, you may not be able to receive it if you have certain medical conditions, such as heart problems, high blood pressure, or a history of substance abuse.
 
Ketamine is injected into either a vein or a muscle, and its anesthetic effects can last from 5 to 25 minutes. If longer episodes of anesthesia are needed, more doses can be administered. Most people tolerate this product well; when side effects do occur, they are generally mild and are easily treated. Some of the possible side effects include a rapid heartbeat, mood changes, and vision problems.
 
(Click Ketamine for more information on this drug. This article gives more details on how the medication is administered and offers some general safety precautions to be aware of before receiving it.)
 

Ketamine Drug Information

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