Ketamine Liquid


Ketamine is most often used in veterinary medicine. In humans, it can induce and maintain general anesthesia before, during, and after surgery.

For medical purposes, ketamine is either injected into a muscle or given through an intravenous (IV) line.


Formula: C13H16ClNO
Other names: CI-581; CL-369; CM-52372-2
Melting point: 258 to 261 °C (496 to 502 °F)
Duration of action: Intramuscular: 0.5 – 2 hours; Insufflation: 45-60 min; By mouth: 1-6+ hours;
Elimination half-life: Ketamine: 2.5 – 3 hours; Norketamine: 12 hours;
Metabolism: Liver (N-demethylation):: Major: CYP3A4; Minor: CYP2B6, CYP2C9
Metabolites: Norketamine; Dehydronorketamine; Hydroxynorketamine; Conjugates;

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