Ketavet - Used for: Inducing anesthesia (lack of sensation or feeling) before surgery or certain procedures that do not require skeletal muscle relaxation. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Ketavet is an anesthetic. It works by selectively interrupting certain pathways of the brain to inhibit painful sensations.
Ketavet is an anesthetic medication.
Ketavet is used as a general anesthetic to prevent pain and discomfort during certain medical tests or procedures, or minor surgery.
Ketavet may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Ketavet is a rapid-acting general anesthetic producing an anesthetic state characterized by profound analgesia, normal pharyngeal-laryngeal reflexes, normal or slightly enhanced skeletal muscle tone, cardiovascular and respiratory stimulation, and occasionally a transient and minimal respiratory depression. Ketavet is indicated as the sole anesthetic agent for diagnostic and surgical procedures that do not require skeletal muscle relaxation. The anesthetic state produced by Ketavet has been termed “dissociative anesthesia” in that it appears to selectively interrupt association pathways of the brain before producing somesthetic sensory blockade. It may selectively depress the thalamoneocortical system before significantly obtunding the more ancient cerebral centers and pathways (reticularactivating and limbic systems).
Intravenous Induction of anaesthesia
Adult: 1-4.5 mg/kg as IV inj. Surgical anaesthesia is produced within 30 sec of the end of inj. Usual dose to produce 5-10 minutes of anaesthesia: 2 mg/kg over 60 seconds. Alternatively, 1-2 mg/kg infused at 0.5 mg/kg/minute; may use with diazepam to prevent emergence reactions.
Child: 1-4.5 mg/kg as IV Inj. Surgical anaesthesia is produced within 30 sec of the end of inj and lasts for 5-10 min if 2 mg/kg is given over 60 sec. Alternatively, 0.5-2 mg/kg as IV infusion.
Maintenance: Achieve with 10-45 mcg/kg/min; titrate infusion rate according to response. Intramuscular Induction of anaesthesia
Adult: 6.5-13 mg/kg. Usual dose to produce 12-25 minutes of anesthesia: 10 mg/kg. Incompatibility: May form precipitates with barbiturates; do not inject in the same syringe.
Indications: Induction of anesth.