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what can ketamine do to you?

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Dr. Ionel Rad
Dr. Ionel Rad answered
16 years experience Anesthesiology
Help with pain: Ketamine infusion can be used in the operating room during surgery to decrease the need for narcotics after surgery. It can also be used for complex regional pain syndrome. Ketamine should only be prescribed by physicians who can deal with possible airway complications. Ketamine can cause hallucinations. Ketamine can be used to induce general anesthesia.
Answered on Jan 8, 2018
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Dr. James Fox
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13 years experience Psychiatry
Ketamine, at very low dose/infusion rate, can even transiently help with depression.
Jul 25, 2014

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