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The Pros and Cons of Ketamine as Medicine
Apr 20, 2021

The story of ketamine starts almost 60 years ago. That’s when an American research scientist, intent on coming up with a new anesthetic with pain relieving properties, formulated it. The year was 1962; the place was the Parke Davis Laboratories. Although first patented in Belgium, ketamine for medical use received approval from the U.S. Food […]

Dangers of Mixing Ketamine and Alcohol
Feb 7, 2019

What Is Ketamine? Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic agent used in medical procedures as well as for the treatment of severe acute and chronic pain. Ketamine was first synthesized in the 1960s and began being used in medical settings as a dissociative anesthetic agent shortly thereafter. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved it in […]

Long Term Side Effects & Dangers of Ketamine
Apr 27, 2017

The most serious long-term effect of repeated, high-dose ketamine abuse is a physical tolerance to, and dependence on, the drug. Tolerance means that the person will need to take more of the substance to feel the original effects, and in the case of ketamine, that may lead to very harmful practices to get a more […]

Physical Symptoms of Ketamine Abuse
May 3, 2016

Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic and hallucinogen that can be found as a white powder or clear liquid. Ketamine is occasionally used in humans before surgery or other procedures, but it is most often used in veterinary practice. The liquid form of this drug is often stolen from veterinary offices or obtained through other illicit […]

Ketamine Withdrawal Symptoms, Timeline & Detox Treatment
Apr 21, 2016

Ketamine is a prescription drug that is classified as a dissociative anesthetic. It also has hallucinogenic and psychedelic properties, and it is often abused for the effects it can illicit. When ketamine is abused, it distorts the senses, causing the user to experience strange sights and sounds. It also produces a sense of detachment from […]

Ketamine Overdose Symptoms, Treatment & Long-Term Outlook
Apr 4, 2016

What is Ketamine Overdose or Toxicity? Ketamine is a powerful dissociative anesthetic that can make people feel detached from things like pain sensations and other environmental elements.5 Though pharmaceutical use in both human and veterinary medicine exist, there are many potential adverse effects of ketamine misuse, including the potential for dose-dependent toxicity, or ketamine overdose.2 At […]

Ketamine Abuse: Addiction, Effects, and Treatment
Mar 2, 2016

Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that was approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1970.1-2 While it’s widely used for anesthetic procedures in humans and animals—and was the most common anesthetic used in the Vietnam War—ketamine has more recently been employed to manage treatment-resistant depression and has been proposed for […]

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