A 45-year-old member asked:
what is ketamine?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ionel Rad answered
16 years experience Anesthesiology
Anesthetic: Ketamine is an anesthetic drug that has multiple uses including inducing general anesthesia, decreasing pain after surgery and mild sedation. One of the significant side-effects is that it can cause hallucinations ("bad trips") after surgery.
Answered on Apr 28, 2016
Dr. Merrie Anne Hamburg Eylers answered
27 years experience Anesthesiology
Ketamine warning: Ketamine is an anesthetic and has many relative and absolute contraindications...If you have glaucoma, heart conditions, high blood pressure, head injury or history of stroke, urinary problems are just a few of these. Please use caution especially if you are taking amiodarone or parkinson's medications. Ketamine can cause abnormal and dangerous heart rhythms.
Answered on Mar 21, 2016
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