Ketamine is an anesthetic medication that is sometimes used to reduce pain and discomfort during medical procedures or minor surgery. This medication is injected into your veins using an IV. Doctors then monitor your heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen rate while they complete the procedure or surgery.
This medication can cause distortions in your thinking and dissociation, or dream like states, for up to 24 hours after you come out from under the anesthesia. You should not drive or sign legal documents for a full day after your procedure to avoid problems related to this side effect.
You should not take this medication if you are pregnant, as it can harm the fetus.