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Does Ketamine Cause Constipation
Side effect: Opioid pain medications are usually administered and are constipating. Other anesthetics can slow down gut movement. Pain and surgical manipulation of the gut can as well. Some studies suggest using regional anesthesia techniques like epidural or nerve block can wake gut sooner, though there are other risks. Your surgeon and anesthesiologist will discuss your options. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Possibly: Celexa (citalopram) along with other ssri antidepressants can cause GI distress in the form of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation. The symptoms may resolve in a week or two after beginning the med. Eating more fruits and vegetables, taking a fiber supplement &/or drinking prune juice may help. It is good to see your doctor to make sure there are no other causes for the constipation. ...Read more
Good question...: Constipation and Headache have certain biological mechanisms in common.90% of serotonin (a brain neurotransmitter) is made in the gut--altered levels are linked to irritable bowel syndrome.Gut bacteria influence levels of serotonin and an increase is found in the guts of kids with constipation—although, germ-free mice are found to have lower serotonin levels.Stress or dehydration can also cause. ...Read more
Ketamine: No- have not heard of this.Get a more detailed answer ›
What evidence exists on long-term damage to the central nervous system caused by ketamine (street name k) use?
Couple of studies: This study shows the effect in humans: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21161184 and this one in mice http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3119682/, and changes in gene and protein expression in chronic ketamine usage. As experimentation in humans with this potentially lethal drug is not a good idea, we will likely have to depend on animal models for study. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My depression disappeared for only a week after I had my surgery. Could the ketamine in the anesthesia cause that?
Ketamine is not approved for the treatment of depression though some doctors are using it for that purpose as an off label use. You may visit this site for information.
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Can ketamine cause seratonin syndrome when used with an ssri? I am thinking about doing ketamine infused therapy for depression and anxiety.
Low incidence: Has been reported. ONe study showed 3 cases out of 1137. So rare, but can happen. May be worth a try. ...Read more
Hi! I heard ketamine use below anastethic doses can cause brain damage and olneys lesions after only one use, is this true? Sounds like a myth to me
Ketamine: Some people are abusing it, you should not, it is clinically used by an experienced anesthesiologist ...Read more
Dissociative agent: Ketamine works on numerous receptors in your body inducing a trancelike state characterized by analgesia, amnesia, and sedation. Depending on the dose and if other drugs are taken in combination, ketamine itself should preserve spontenous respirations and protective airway reflexes. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
You can, but: Studies in frequent recreational ketamine users have shown impairments in working memory, episodic memory and aspects of executive function, plus less psychological well-being. http://tinyurl.com/mncuoqr delusional and dissociative symptoms were also found -- lower dose may avoid these issues. There is a compounded form of oral ketamine used in hospice patients: http://tinyurl.Com/luukzxd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Acepromazine and ketamine can both be used as animal anesthetics, but they are not the same drug. Ketamine is a nonbarbiturate anesthetic, and acepromazine is a phenothiazine related to thorazine (chlorpromazine) ( the first human antipsychotic agent discovered). Sometimes veterinarians may use the 2 of these drugs together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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