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Is it possible to overdose on ketamine?

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  • AStacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered
    Since the anesthetic effects of ketamine are short-lived, ketamine may be injected multiple times during a surgical procedure. The primary symptom of an overdose is difficulty breathing. Medical professionals monitor patients under the effects of ketamine, so overdosing is unlikely to occur.

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