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ketamine (cont.)

What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving ketamine (Ketalar)?

Before you receive ketamine, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have a history of alcoholism.

Ketamine may be harmful to an unborn baby. Before you receive ketamine, tell your doctor if you are pregnant.

How is ketamine given (Ketalar)?

Ketamine is given as an injection through a needle placed into a vein or muscle. You will receive this injection in a clinic or hospital setting.

Your caregivers will monitor your heart function, blood pressure, and breathing while you are under the effects of ketamine.

You may feel strange or slightly confused when you first come out of anesthesia. Tell your caregivers if these feelings are severe or unpleasant.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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