Ketamine (Claris) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) ketamine. On this page you will find out more about Ketamine (Claris), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: ketamine
Information for medicine and pack size:
Ketamine (Claris) 200 mg/2 mL injection solution, 5 x 2 mL ampoules
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
Ketamine-Claris is recommended: 1. as the sole anaesthetic agent for diagnostic and surgical procedures that do not require skeletal muscle relaxation. Ketamine-Claris 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.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Clear, colourless to slightly yellow solution essentially free from visible particle matter.|
|Dosage Form||Injection, solution|
|Route of administration||Intramuscular|
2 mL per ampoule, 10 ampoules: Controlled Drug
2 mL per ampoule, 25 ampoules: Controlled Drug
2 ml per ampoule, 5 ampoules: Controlled Drug
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 30 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Do not Freeze,Protect from Light|
|Life time||36 Months|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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