What is Ketamine Hydrochloride and how is it used?
Ketamine Hydrochloride is a prescription medicine used as a sedative for diagnostic and surgical procedures. Ketamine Hydrochloride may be used alone or with other medications.
Ketamine Hydrochloride belongs to a class of drugs called General Anesthetics, Systemic.
It is not known if Ketamine Hydrochloride is safe and effective in children younger than 16 years of age.
What are the possible side effects of Ketamine Hydrochloride?
Ketamine Hydrochloride may cause serious side effects including:
- severe confusion,
- unusual thoughts,
- extreme fear,
- painful or difficult urination,
- increased urination,
- loss of bladder control,
- blood in your urine,
- slow heart rate,
- weak or shallow breathing, and
- jerky movements that may look like convulsions
Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.
The most common side effects of Ketamine Hydrochloride include:
- dream-like feeling,
- blurred vision,
- double vision,
- loss of appetite, and
- sleep problems (insomnia)
Tell the doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of Ketamine Hydrochloride. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.