Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

It is very important that your doctor check you closely while you are receiving this medicine. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to decide if you should continue to receive it.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Ketamine may harm your unborn baby.

Ketamine may cause serious reactions (eg, brain or nerve problems) to children younger than 3 years of age. Check with your doctor right away if your child has blurred or double vision, difficulty in walking, drooping eyelids, headache, jaw pain, numbness or tingling in the fingers and toes, pain in the testicles, or weakness.

This medicine may cause serious liver problems. Tell your doctor right away if you have bloating of stomach, dark urine, light-colored stools, nausea and vomiting, stomach pain, yellow eyes or skin.

This medicine may make you dizzy, drowsy, or confused. Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous within 24 hours of receiving this medicine.

This medicine may make you have unusual thoughts or behaviors after the surgery. You might feel confused or excited, or you might see or hear things that are not really there. You might feel as if you are dreaming while you are awake. Call your doctor if these thoughts or behaviors are severe or last longer than 24 hours.

This medicine will add to the effects of alcohol and other CNS depressants (medicines that make you drowsy or less alert). Some examples of CNS depressants are barbiturates or medicine for seizures or other anesthetics, including some dental anesthetics. Check with your medical doctor or dentist before taking any of the above while you are receiving this medicine.

Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal or vitamin supplements.