Is it Safe?
Use of any medication always carries some level of risk. However, ketamine has a high safety profile and is FDA approved for medicinal use in hospitals and clinics throughout the world. It was first introduced as an anesthetic and quickly became the most commonly used because of it’s safety in children, animals and the elderly. As emergency medicine providers, we have been safely using ketamine in our patients for decades. In the clinic we utilize ketamine in subanesthetic doses, making it even safer.