Ketamine is an anesthetic medication. Ketamine is used to put you to sleep for surgery and to prevent pain and discomfort during certain medical tests or procedures. Ketamine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
The drug Ketalar is a brand medicine used to start and maintain anesthesia in patients. Its generic name is Ketamine. Ketalar is a non barbiturate anesthetic medicine that works in the brain. Its actions inhibit pain sensations and make it possible for medical procedures to take place. Ketalar is ideally classified as an NMDA receptor antagonist even though it acts on many different parts of the body.