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Ketamine Disease Interactions

There are 2 disease interactions with ketamine.


Ketamine (applies to ketamine) hypertension

Major Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility.

The use of ketamine is contraindicated in patients whom a significant elevation of blood pressure would constitute a serious hazard. It is recommended to monitor cardiac function continually during a procedure in patients with hypertension or cardiac decompensation.


  1. "Product Information. Ketalar (ketamine)." JHP Pharmaceuticals (2009):

Ketamine (applies to ketamine) alcoholism

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility.

Ketamine should be used with caution in the chronic alcoholic and the acutely alcohol-intoxicated patient.


  1. "Product Information. Ketalar (ketamine)." JHP Pharmaceuticals (2009):

Ketamine drug interactions

There are 388 drug interactions with ketamine.

Ketamine alcohol/food interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food interactions with ketamine.

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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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