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Dr. Dheeraj Nagpal
25 years experience Anesthesiology
Sympathetic activity: Ketamine is PCP derivative overdose will show sympathetic overactivity like tachycardia,hypertension

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
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None : There is no treatment for ketamine overdose. Just supportive care, which may include intubation.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Hard to : Overdose on topicals. Long term side effects of topical ketamine are minimal if any at all. Great old drug for neuropathic pain or for opiod tolerant ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Nichol
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Unlikely : It is very unliky that you will absorb enough topically administered Lidocaine and ketamine to achieve any significantly high blood levels which would ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alla Tamarkin
12 years experience Anesthesiology
Dissociative agent: Ketamine works on numerous receptors in your body inducing a trancelike state characterized by analgesia, amnesia, and sedation. Depending on the dos ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Dr. Ionel Rad answered
16 years experience Anesthesiology
Help with pain: Ketamine infusion can be used in the operating room during surgery to decrease the need for narcotics after surgery. It can also be used for complex r ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
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Unconsciousness: Ketamine can cause unconsciousness, salivation, decrease pain sensation, dissociative hypnotic states, hallucinations, etc.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
For what purpose?: For a surgical procedure and used as an adjunct with other IV medications - I am assuming your question is asking. Ketamine has its place in the anes ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foead Geula
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Many uses: Ketamine can be used for anesthesia as well as pain management. It exerts many physiologic effects throughout the body so it is used sparingly but ca ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Why: Why are they using ketamine is the more important question. There aer many alternative drugs that can be used.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
No: Acepromazine and ketamine can both be used as animal anesthetics, but they are not the same drug. Ketamine is a nonbarbiturate anesthetic, and acepro ... Read More

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