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KETAMINE belongs to the class of anaesthetics. KETAMINE is used to induce sleep during an operation.

Common side-effects

• Skin rash
• Nausea
• Hallucinations
• Abnormal behaviour
• Double vision
• Vomiting
• Bad dreams

It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.


• Do not self-administer. KETAMINE is usually given by an experienced anaesthetist.
• If you are pregnant or breast feeding, please inform your doctor before taking KETAMINE.
• Seek medical help immediately if you experience itchy rash, difficulty in breathing, swelling of lips, face, tongue or other body parts as these might be signs of an allergic reaction.
• You are recommended to avoid driving after taking KETAMINE as you may feel sleepy or dizzy.
• Inform your doctor if you have fits, heart or liver problems before taking KETAMINE.
• Keep your doctor informed about all the ongoing medications before taking KETAMINE.


Q. How does KETAMINE help? A. KETAMINE is an anesthetic. KETAMINE helps by inducing sleep during operation and cause loss of pain or sensation.
Q. How is KETAMINE administered? A. KETAMINE is administered as an intravenous (into a vein) or intramuscular (into muscle) injection. Also, KETAMINE may be given as an intravenous infusion. KETAMINE is administered by a doctor or nurse.
Q. Can I take KETAMINE with levothyroxine? A. No, you are not recommended to take KETAMINE with levothyroxine as it may increase the risk of high blood pressure and fast heart rate. However, please consult a doctor before taking KETAMINE with other medicines.
Q. Can I consume alcohol with KETAMINE? A. No, you are not recommended to consume alcohol with KETAMINE as it may cause severe breathing difficulties or coma.
Q. Is KETAMINE addictive? A. Yes, KETAMINE may be addictive if taken several times and symptoms of addiction include depression, anxiety, memory loss, being defensive or inability to feel pain. If you notice any of these symptoms, please consult a doctor immediately.