Use ketamine as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ketamine is usually administered as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic by those experienced in administering general anesthetics, in maintaining an airway, and in controlling respiration.Do not use ketamine if it contains particles, is cloudy or discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged.Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and away from pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Dispose of properly after use. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain local regulations for proper disposal.If you miss a dose of ketamine, contact your doctor right away.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use ketamine.
Important safety information:
Ketamine may cause drowsiness for up to 24 hours. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use ketamine with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks for at least 24 hours following surgery until you know how you react to it.Ketamine may cause behavior, mental, or mood changes; confusion; or hallucinations that usually go away within 24 hours. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor.Tell your doctor or dentist that you take ketamine before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.Use ketamine with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects.Ketamine should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN younger than 16 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: It is not known if ketamine can cause harm to the fetus. Use of ketamine during pregnancy is not recommended. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using ketamine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
Possible side effects of ketamine:
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Loss of appetite; nausea; vomiting.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); behavior changes; confusion; difficult, frequent, or painful urination; double vision; fainting; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; hallucinations; involuntary muscle movements; mental or mood changes (eg, anxiety); pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site; severe or persistent dizziness, light-headedness, or headache; slowed or shallow breathing; uncontrolled eye movements.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency
I know this sounds shallow, but yes I really did take K on my mum’s birthday. I started taking K at about age 13, I thought I was so cool, all my life I had hung around with older people, I didn’t get on with people my age because they weren’t as cool as the older lot. When my sister’s friends offered me my first line of K, I couldn’t refuse!
Now I’m off ketamine, I can see how clearly it was a burden to my life. I first started to try drugs because it split up me and my boyfriend, and I figured, hey, it must be really good to split up a 2 year relationship, so, ket was the first drug I came into contact with. I liked the down feeling it had, it just pushed out all your troubles, sometimes you didn’t even know you existed.