Possible Side Effects: Infusions

 
 

IV Ketamine Infusion

Overall, this procedure has very few risks. However, as with any procedure, there are some risks and side effects. Like many medications, some patients will have side effects and others won’t. Your infusion doctor will discuss these risks with you.

Mild-side effects include:
Slight drowsiness, hypertension, headache, light-headedness, nausea

Moderate side effects include:
Marked sleepiness, nightmares, dizziness, confusion, restlessness, vomiting
Very Rare: dissociate symptoms.

Severe risks include:
Very Rare: Seizure and heart rhythm disturbances.  

Rarely, patients can get an infection at the catheter site. Symptoms might include bleeding, redness, swelling or pain at the site. 


IV Lidocaine Infusion

Like IV Ketamine, this procedure has very few risks. However, as with any procedure, there are some risks and side effects that you should know about. Like many medications, some patients will have side effects and others won’t. Your infusion doctor will discuss these with you.

Mild:
Slight drowsiness, slight metallic taste, and/or headache

Moderate:
Marked sleepiness, strong metallic taste, dizziness, and/or numbness around mouth and tongue (Very rare).

Severe:
Moderate symptoms that continue or worsen after the infusion has been stopped for 15 to 30 minutes (Very rare).

Rarely, patients can get an infection at the catheter site. Symptoms might include bleeding, redness, swelling or pain at the site. 


Sub-cutaneous Lidocaine Infusions

Overall, this procedure has very few risks. However, as with any procedure, there are some risks and side effects that you should know about. Like many medications, some patients will have side effects and others won’t. Your infusion doctor will discuss these with you.

Possible side effects include: increased pain from the insertion (usually temporary), slight metallic taste, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, fatigue, tingling around the mouth, allergic reaction to lidocaine.

Rarely, patients can get an infection at the catheter site. Symptoms might include bleeding, redness, swelling or pain at the site.