Active ingredients: ketamine
What it is used for
Ketamine is recommended:,1. As the sole anaesthetic agent for diagnostic and surgical procedures that do not require skeletal muscle relaxation. Ketamine is best suited for short procedures and it can be used with additional doses, for longer procedures;,2. For the induction of anaesthesia prior to the administration of other general anaesthetic agents;,3. To supplement low-potency agents, such as nitrous oxide.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intramuscular. This medicine is given through a needle inserted into the muscle beneath the skin.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 36 Months.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Clear colourless to slightly yellow solution.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine requires authorisation for prescription from your doctor. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient ketamine
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems