Ketamax 50 mg Injection

Manufactured byTroikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ContainsKetamine
Description

Ketamax 50 mg Injection is an anesthetic used in diagnostic and surgical procedures. It should be administered under the supervision of trained healthcare professionals. Close monitoring of heart and lung function is necessary while receiving this medicine. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Ketamax 50 mg Injection.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Ketamax 50 mg Injection

  • Chest discomfort
  • Dizziness
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Redness of skin
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Pain at the injection site
  • Double vision

Uses of Ketamax 50 mg Injection

What is it prescribed for?

  • Anesthesia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed in 30 seconds after an intravenous dose and 3 to 4 minutes after an intramuscular dose.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 5 to 10 minutes after an intravenous dose and 12 to 25 minutes after an intramuscular dose.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Consumption of alcohol while taking Ketamax 50 mg Injection is not recommended due to an increase in the risk of dizziness, difficulty in concentration, impaired thinking, impaired judgment, drowsiness, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to Ketamax 50 mg Injection.

High blood pressure

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with conditions like a very high blood pressure.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Effect on heart

Ketamax 50 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with heart diseases due to the risk of a severe increase in the blood pressure. Close monitoring of blood pressure and heart function is necessary after administering the injection.

Effect on lungs

Ketamax 50 mg Injection may cause respiratory depression in the case of an overdose or a rapid rate of administration. Close monitoring of lung function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Inform the doctor if symptoms of breathlessness occur.

Missed Dose

Since this medicine is mostly given before and during a surgical procedure, the likelihood of missing a dose is very less.

Overdose

Inform your doctor immediately if you suspect an overdose of this medicine. Symptoms of an overdose may include difficulty in breathing, difficulty in remembering things, difficulty concentrating, muscle twitching, confusion, slurred speech, nausea, vomiting, etc.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Consumption of alcohol with Ketamax 50 mg Injection may cause central nervous system depression due to the additive effect.

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol while taking Ketamax 50 mg Injection is not recommended due to an increase in the risk of dizziness, difficulty in concentration, impaired thinking, impaired judgment, drowsiness, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery.
Interaction with Medicine

Citalopram

Dextromethorphan

Propoxyphene

Alprazolam

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Ketamax 50 mg Injection exactly as instructed by the doctor. It is recommended to take this medicine in a hospital under the supervision of a doctor or a trained healthcare professional. Close monitoring of heart and lung function is necessary while receiving this medicine. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery while taking this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Causes sleepiness

How it works
It works by blocking receptors in the body, preventing the sensation of pain from reaching the brain.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

General anesthetics

Schedule

Schedule H

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Prescribing medicines in pregnancy database [Internet]. Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). 2017 [cited 10 July 2017]. Available from:

https://www.tga.gov.au/prescribing-medicines-pregnancy-database

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