くすりのしおり

Injection
Revised: 9/2012

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
KETALAR FOR INTRAVENOUS INJECTION 50mg
 Active ingredient:
Ketamine hydrochloride
 Dosage form:
Injection
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Effects of this medicine

This medicine has analgesic effect and suppresses pain and severe pain as an anesthetic during operation.
It is usually used as an anesthetic during operation.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have cerebrovascular disorder, hypertension, cerebral hypertension, heart disease, alcoholism, or a history of convulsive seizure.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for the first time, this medicine is injected intravenously over 1 minutes or more. Additional injections may be given as needed. If the duration of operation is prolonged, this medicine is injected intravenously by intravenous drip infusion.
  • This medicine is used before operation and used during operation as needed.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include respiratory depression, arrhythmia, bradycardia, decreased blood pressure, involuntary movement, increased muscle tone, convulsion, dreaming, moaning, rash, skin erythema, nausea/vomiting, excessive salivation, fever and sweating. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • decreased cardiac function, breathing difficulty, chest pain, general edema, dry cough [acute heart failure]
  • shallow and fast breathing, difficulty in breathing, tongue dropping into the back of throat  [respiratory depression, apnoea, tongue swallowing]
  • convulsion of throat/glottis or whole body [convulsion]
  • (after awakening from anesthesia) becoming dreamy status, hallucination, impaired mind, impaired time/place [arousal reaction]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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