Ketamine

Active ingredient description

Ketamine is a rapidly acting general anaesthetic for intravenous or intramuscular use with a distinct pharmacological action. Ketamine hydrochloride produces dissociative anaesthesia characterised by catalepsy, amnesia, and marked analgesia which may persist into the recovery period.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
Ketamine
N Nervous system → N01 Anesthetics → N01A Anesthetics, general → N01AX Other general anesthetics
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Medicines

Ketamine is the active ingredient of these drugs:

Drug
Countries

South Africa

Canada Finland Hong Kong Ireland New Zealand

Spain

Product monographs

Medicine agencies around the world have authorized marketing of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title
Type
Country
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
UK

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Unique ingredient identifier (UNII)

690G0D6V8H - KETAMINE

CAS registry number

1867-66-9 - Ketamine hydrochloride

6740-88-1 - ketamine

SNOMED-CT

373464007 - Ketamine (substance)