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

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

Ketamine drug interactions

There are 410 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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