Can ketamine make you infertile

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This sheet is about exposure to ketamine in pregnancy and while breastfeeding. This information should not take the place of medical care and advice from your healthcare provider. What is ketamine? Ketamine has also been used to treat pain and for other medical conditions, such as asthma and major depressive disorder. Ketamine can also be misused recreationally. I take ketamine. Can it make it harder for me to get pregnant?

Studies in humans have not been done to learn if ketamine exposure could make it harder to get pregnant.

Can ketamine make you infertile

However, an experimental animal study did not find that ketamine exposure affected fertility. I just found out that I am pregnant and I use ketamine. What should I do? Talk with your healthcare provider as soon as possible. It is not known what effect, if any, withdrawal from ketamine could have on a pregnancy. Your healthcare provider can give you advice on how best to stop using ketamine. Does taking ketamine increase the chance for miscarriage? Miscarriage can occur in any pregnancy. It is not known if using ketamine increases the chance for miscarriage.

A few studies suggest a small increase in the chance for a miscarriage in people who had surgery with general anesthesia in the first half of pregnancy. Does taking ketamine increase the chance of birth defects? This is called the background risk. It is not known if ketamine exposure increases the chance for birth defects above the background risk.

Can ketamine make you infertile

Experimental animal studies have shown that ongoing or high dose exposure could affect the brain and liver in a developing baby. Could taking ketamine cause other pregnancy complications? When used as an anesthetic at the time of delivery, there may be changes in uterine tone as well as frequency and strength of contractions. Changes in fetal heart rate or breathing trouble in the newborn have been reported. However, there are also reports of births without these findings.

It may depend on the dose used and the amount of time the anesthesia is used.

Can ketamine make you infertile

There have also been reports of babies born with elevated muscle tone hypertonia after ketamine was used for minor surgery during pregnancy. Does taking ketamine during pregnancy cause long term problems in behavior or learning for the baby? This is not known. Experimental animal studies have reported that ketamine exposure can affect brain development, which might affect learning and behavior.

Individuals who are pregnant and need surgery, especially for life-threatening conditions, should not be discouraged from the use of general anesthesia. Talk with your healthcare providers about the benefits, risks, and best timing of surgery or procedures requiring general anesthesia. Can I breastfeed while taking ketamine or if I was given ketamine during labor and delivery?

Can ketamine make you infertile

Ketamine has not been well studied for use while breastfeeding. It is not known how much ketamine gets into breastmilk.

Can ketamine make you infertile

There are four case reports of infants who did not have side effects from breastfeeding after ketamine was given during labor. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about all of your breastfeeding questions. Can it make it harder for me to get my partner pregnant or increase the chance of birth defects? Ketamine has not been well studied for use in males who are trying to conceive a pregnancy. In general, exposures that fathers have are unlikely to increase risks to a pregnancy.

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