Uses of Ketamine :
- Ketamine pills is used to cause sleep during a procedure.
- Also used to put you to sleep for surgery.
- It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Ketamine Pills?
- If you have an allergy to ketamine or any other part.
- If you are allergic to ketamine; any part of ketamine; or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
- If you have any of these health problems: Aneurysm, chest pain, high blood pressure, raised pressure in the brain, mental illness, overactive thyroid gland, or weak heart.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with ketamine Pills.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take ketamine with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Ketamine Pills?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take it. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert for 1 full day after getting it and until the effects of ketamine pills have worn off.
- Talk with your doctor before you drink alcohol or use other drugs and natural products that slow your actions.
- Check your blood pressure as you have been told.
- Some people may need to have heart function tests while taking it. If you have questions, talk with the doctor.
- Mental problems have happened with ketamine as ketamine pills wears off. These problems may range from pleasant, dream-like states to hallucinations, change in how you act, or confusion. Most of the time, these problems last up to 2 hours but may last up to 24 hours after using it. Be sure to have an adult you can trust watch and help you for up to 24 hours after you get ketamine. Talk with your doctor.
- If you are 65 or older, use it with care. You could have more side effects.
- Studies in young animals and children have shown that frequent or long-term use of anesthesia drugs or drugs used for sleep in children younger than 3 years of age may lead to long-term brain problems. This may also happen in unborn babies if the mother uses ketamine pills during the third trimester of pregnancy. Talk with the doctor.
- Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using ketamine while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.