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A 51-year-old female asked:

Is ketamine injections safe to take for pain? any serious drug interactions or allergic reactions?"

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Ketamine: Should be administered by licensed professional with oxygen available and patient needs to be monitored. Do not try at home.
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Dr. Ronan Monsef
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ketamine: Is meant for anesthesia in specific situations. Not pain relief.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Gary Ritholz
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
Depends: Ketamine has a number of uses. Its most common is as an intravenous analgesic. It is almost never used by itself because may cause hallucinations, nightmares and dysphoric reactions. It also increases blood pressure, causes nausea and has other side effects.
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