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Ketalar Medication Information

Available by prescription only, Ketalar® (ketamine hydrochloride) is a drug used to help induce anesthesia in people who are undergoing certain surgeries or medical procedures. It is only approved for use in people age 16 and older.
 
Ketalar comes as an injection that is administered into a vein (intravenously, or by IV) or a muscle (intramuscularly, or IM). It is a short-acting anesthetic, and works best for short procedures that do not require skeletal-muscle relaxation. Its anesthetic effects generally last about 5 to 10 minutes when given by IV and 15 to 25 minutes when given by IM injection.
 
Although this is an safe and effective anesthetic for many people, not everyone can receive this medication. Ketalar's safety information should be discussed with your healthcare provider before your procedure to minimize risks. For example, you may not be able to receive this medicine if you have certain mental health conditions, high blood pressure, or heart problems.
 
(Click Ketalar for more information on this medication, including a detailed description of its effects, a list of potential side effects, and details on how your healthcare provider will determine your dosage.)
 

Ketalar Medication Information

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