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Ketalar Warnings and Precautions

Before receiving Ketalar, let your healthcare provider know about any other medical issues you may have, including any problems with alcohol or drug abuse, a mental health condition, or any allergies. In addition, this anesthetic can cause drug interactions, so talk to your healthcare provider about your current medications. Precautions and warnings with Ketalar also apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving Ketalar® (ketamine hydrochloride) if you have:
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Heart problems, such as congestive heart failure
  • A history of alcohol or drug abuse problems, or currently use illicit drugs
  • A history of head trauma or a head injury
  • Intracranial hypertension or increased cerebrospinal fluid pressure (increased pressure of the fluid around the brain)
  • Bleeding in the brain
  • A mental health condition
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Breastfeeding
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant.
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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