A 38-year-old member asked:
What are the effect on babies born after a mom has had ketamine abuse?
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Anesthesiology 39 years experience
None: Ketamine will leave the body's system after a few hours and should have no effect, especially in the dose used to supplement either a spinal or epidural or IV sedation anesthetic.
The ketamine was probably used so that the patient would not feel pain or stop moving excessively.
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Psychiatry 42 years experience
Few studies: There have been few studies of this particular question, but you're right that ketamine can be abused (not only used in anesthesiology). It's called Special K on the street. One report i did find showed the infant was small for gestational age, had remarkable hypotonia, and poor reflex response. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20951358 other reports mentioned learning disabilities in older kids.
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Last updated Sep 6, 2019
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