An Intravenous infusion solution (1 mg/mL) is prepared by mixing 500 mg of Brevinaze (ketamine) in 500 mL of glucose or saline solution.
Induction is accomplished by infusing the solution until induction is complete. In general the induction dose will be approximately 1 mg/kg.
Maintenance intravenous infusion rates need to be individualised to prevent nystagmus and response to surgical stimuli, 1 to 5 mg/kg/hour being the usual dose. Upon termination of surgery, the Brevinaze (ketamine) is discontinued.