Ketamine 2.5 mg caps

Oct 1, 2013

Dear Doctors,

At the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy, we want to help you help your patients. One way we can help you is through compounding. Compounding is when a pharmacist modifies or mixes a medication for a specific patient with a prescription from that patients prescriber. Common reasons to compound a medication are to get a non-commercially available dose, to get a medication into a patient by a different route or to re-create a medication that is temporarily or permanently off the market. Here is our suggestion this month:

Compound NameKetamine 2.5 mg caps
What is in ItKetamine powder
IndicationPain. Ketamine is an NMDA recepetor antagonist. This can make it effective in treating neuropathic pain that other medications including opioids have trouble treating. Lately has become more popular in palliative care patients, but can be used in non-palliative.
How to PrescribeStart low and increase slowly. E.g. Ketamine 2.5 mg TID Q8H and increase every 2-3 days until pain control achieved.

We hope that gives you some ideas about how we can help you help your patients! Any questions? Call us at 204-638-4602.


The Pharmacists of the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy


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