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Ketamine and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with ketamine which include:

Moderate

ketamine ↔ food

Moderate Food Interaction

Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of ketamine such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with ketamine. Do not use more than the recommended dose of ketamine, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.

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Major

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

ketamine - hypertension

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.

Ketamine drug interactions

There are 640 drug interactions with ketamine

Ketamine disease interactions

There are 2 disease interactions with ketamine which include:

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
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 information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information

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