Ketamine hydrochloride is a rapid-acting, nonnarcotic, nonbarbiturate agent for anesthetic use in cats and for restraint in subhuman primates. It is chemically designated.
Ketamine HCl injection, USP may be used in cats for restraint or as the sole anesthetic agent for diagnostic or minor, brief, surgical procedure that do not require skeletal muscle relaxation. It may be used in subhuman primates for restraint.
Ketamine hydrochloride is contraindicated in cats and subhuman primates suffering from renal or hepatic insufficiency.
Ketamine hydrochloride is detoxified by the liver and excreted by the kidneys; therefore, any preexistent hepatic or renal pathology or impairment of function can be expected to result in prolonged anesthesia; related fatalities have been reported.
- For intramuscular or slow intravenous use – must be diluted before i.v. use
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