Ketamine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Ketamine?

(KEET a meen)

• This medicine is used to put you to sleep for surgery.

• This medicine is used to relieve pain.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• This medicine may be habit-forming with long-term use.

• If you have heart disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have lung disease, talk with healthcare provider. You may be more sensitive to this medicine.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• You may not be alert. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or activities until you see how this medicine affects you.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, having blurred vision, or a change in thinking clearly. Avoid driving, doing other...

 
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