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"is ketamine injections safe to take for pain? Any serious drug interactions or allergic reactions?"

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Dr. Gary Ritholz
Anesthesiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gary Ritholz
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Dr. Ronan Monsef
Family Medicine

In brief: Ketamine

Is meant for anesthesia in specific situations.

In brief: Ketamine

Is meant for anesthesia in specific situations.
Not pain relief.
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Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology

In brief: Ketamine

Should be administered by licensed professional with oxygen available and patient needs to be monitored.
Do not try at home.

In brief: 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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