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Ketalar Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is ketamine (Ketalar)?
- What are the possible side effects of ketamine (Ketalar)?
- What is the most important information I should know about ketamine (Ketalar)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving ketamine (Ketalar)?
- How is ketamine given (Ketalar)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Ketalar)?
- What happens if I overdose (Ketalar)?
- What should I avoid after receiving ketamine (Ketalar)?
- What other drugs will affect ketamine (Ketalar)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Ketalar)?
Since ketamine is usually given for anesthesia, you are not likely to be on a dosing schedule.
What happens if I overdose (Ketalar)?
Since this medication is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur. Your vital signs will be closely watched while you are under anesthesia to make sure the medication is not causing any harmful effects.
What should I avoid after receiving ketamine (Ketalar)?
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. You will probably not be allowed to drive yourself home after your surgery or medical procedure. Avoid driving or operating machinery for at least 24 hours after you have received ketamine.
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity after you recover from anesthesia.
What other drugs will affect ketamine (Ketalar)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- a barbiturate such as butabarbital (Butisol), mephobarbital (Mebaral), secobarbital (Seconal), pentobarbital (Nembutal), or phenobarbital (Solfoton); or
- narcotic medication such as codeine (Tylenol #3), hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin, Vicoprofen), hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Palladone), oxycodone (OxyContin, Combunox, Roxicodone, Percocet), fentanyl (Abstral, Actiq, Fentora, Duragesic, Lazanda, Onsolis), methadone (Methadose, Dolophine), morphine (Kadian, MS Contin, Oramorph), and many others.
If you are using any of these drugs, it may take you longer to recover from anesthesia with ketamine.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with ketamine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about ketamine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Ketalar Information
- Ketalar Drug Interactions Center: ketamine inj
- Ketalar Side Effects Center
- Ketalar FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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