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ATC codes: N01AX03
EMLc
Indication
Other specified general anaesthetic ICD11 code: XM2139772240
INN
Ketamine
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Core
Formulations
Parenteral > General injections > unspecified: 50 mg per mL in 10 mL vial (as hydrochloride)
EML status history
First added in 1984 (TRS 722)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 950)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Therapeutic equivalence
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Wikipedia
DrugBank
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.