ATC codes: N01AX03
Other specified general anaesthetic ICD11 code: XM2139772240
Parenteral > General injections > unspecified: 50 mg per mL in 10 mL vial (as hydrochloride)
Also recommended for children
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
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Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
The EMLc Subcommittee endorsed the inclusion of ketamine on the core list of the EMLc as an injectable anaesthetic medicine. The Subcommittee noted that ketamine is a very useful anaesthetic agent in children, and also noted the concern about its central nervous system adverse effects.