Ketamine Indications for use as an anaesthetic


Pediatric anesthesia (as the sole anesthetic for minor procedures or as an induction agent followed by muscle relaxant and endotracheal intubation);

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Asthmatics or patients with chronic obstructive airway disease; As part of a cream, gel, or liquid for topical application for nerve pain — the most common mixture is 10% ketoprofen, 5% Lidocaine, and 10% ketamine[citation needed]. Other ingredients found useful by pain specialists and their patients as well as the compounding pharmacists who make the topical mixtures include amitriptyline, cyclobenzaprine, clonidine, tramadol, and mepivicaine and other longer-acting local anaesthetics.

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In emergency medicine if entrapped patient is suffering severe trauma;[12] Emergency surgery in field conditions in war zones; To supplement spinal / epidural anesthesia / analgesia utilizing low doses;

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