Frequently Asked Questions
Ketamine is an anesthetic drug that was developed in the 1960s. It is one of the most widely used anesthesia drugs and is commonly used in everyday anesthesia practice. If you have had any sort of surgery, there is an excellent chance that you have received some amount of this drug. It is considered safe and effective and has been declared an essential medication by the World Health Organization
Yes. Ketamine is safe for administration in patients of all ages. Ketamine is in common use in all anesthesia practice settings. Ketamine is an anesthesia drug and should be administered in a controlled environment with proper monitoring and an anesthesia expert supervising the treatment.
Ketamine has a mechanism of action on the brain that is different than any other medication given for the treatment of depression, anxiety, chronic pain, etc. These problems create neuron (brain cells) pathway connections in the brain that are more easily activated as time goes on. Ketamine Infusion Therapy promotes the reconnection of healthy pathways between neurons, providing a “reset” to a healthy pattern.
No. Ketamine has been commonly abused over the years as a party drug because of a feeling of euphoria that a person experiences when using Ketamine. Other routes of administration such as pills, nasal sprays, or lozenges can produce the temporary euphoria, but only the iv infusion of Ketamine produces the resetting of the neural connections that are the source of the long-term benefits of Ketamine Infusion Therapy.
Over 70% of patients who receive Ketamine Infusion Therapy experience relief of their symptoms. This relief from depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, etc. frequently occurs in hours and almost always within 24 hours from the first infusion. You will know for sure by your second infusion if Ketamine Therapy will work for you. If after your second infusion you haven’t seen any improvement in your symptoms, Ketamine Therapy will not be effective for your condition and there will be no need to continue Ketamine Infusion Therapy.
No. Ketamine has been proven to be safe for administration in all age groups.
Yes. Uncontrolled Hypertension, Unstable Angina, Uncontrolled Hyperthyroidism, Untreated Congestive Heart Failure, Manic Phase of Bipolar disorder, and Active Psychosis. These medical conditions will need to be addressed by your Physician before you consider Ketamine Infusion Therapy. Manic phase and active psychosis can be exacerbated by Ketamine and will need to be resolved prior to Ketamine Infusion Therapy.
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