Oral ketamine analgesia in chronic pain and problematic rise in blood pressure.
Hospitals and specialists in the UK are increasingly prescribing and dispensing off-license drugs such as ketamine which are not routinely included in the prescribing record of the general practitioner (GP). We present the case of a 67-year-old woman who developed an episode of uncontrolled raised blood pressure (BP) (224/124 mm Hg) following hospital introduction of oral ketamine for chronic pain. This raised BP was not followed up, and she was then found to be persistently hypertensive in t...Expand abstract
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