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Dr. Marc Bloom
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Ketamine (Definition)

Ketamine is an anesthetic sedative which is a ...Read more


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Can i take metoclopramide to combat ketamine nausea?Have ketalar prescribed but get nauseous,is it dangerous to mix the two?Both are NMDA agonists. TY

Can i take metoclopramide to combat ketamine nausea?Have ketalar prescribed but get nauseous,is it dangerous to mix the two?Both are NMDA agonists. TY

No interactions: A search of the literature reveals no reports of interactions between those two medications. However, both can cause sedation in some people, so common sense would dictate to be careful using them at the same time. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a script for 90 ketamine 20mg caps but can't seem to get them locally - any idea where I can get them, legally - in Atlanta or on-line?

Good luck: The problem is that ketamine is a controlled substance. Many pharmacies (on a whim) choose not to fill patient's prescriptions if they are controlled substances. They are under enormous scrutiny from the DEA & have quotas in some states on how many of their total scripts can be controlled. All of this is legal & the DEA won't help. Try other areas or ask your doctor to call the pharmacy directly. ...Read more

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Is oral ketamine ever prescribed for chronic pain patients?

Is oral ketamine ever prescribed for chronic pain patients?

Ketamine: Ketamine is prescribed as topical cream for certain chronic pain condition. Ketamine infusion is used for certain chronic pain conditions. Oral ketamine is sometimes used for palliative care, not for chronic pain. ...Read more

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If i get night terrors on ketamine, will i also get night terrors on ambien (zolpidem)?

If i get night terrors on ketamine, will i also get night terrors on ambien (zolpidem)?

Not related: First of all how are you getting ketamine and why? It is a dissociative anesthetic and very dangerous in the wrong hands. Horrible dreams are a know side effect. Stop taking it!

ambien on the other hand is a completely different drug class and not an anesthetic. Terrors are not normally a side effect of this drug class. ...Read more

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One of our players was prescribed topical ketamine 10% in a compounded cream. Is possibility of positive drug screen? If so , for how long?

One of our players was prescribed topical ketamine 10% in a compounded cream. Is possibility of  positive drug screen? If so , for how long?

Wow : It can only be found if specialized test for that are used. Standard drug screens do not test for it. However, this sounds very unusual... I strongly suggest a second opinion from a sports medicine orthopedic md. ...Read more

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Can i get kidney stones and blater infection by using ketamine?

Can i get kidney stones and blater infection by using ketamine?

Ketamine: K has many side effects. It is not addictive but can produce severe withdrawal symptoms when people try to quit. It spasm the bladder and the ureters (tubes coming from the kidneys to the bladder), usually manifestations being confused by doctors to a urinary track infections. It can produce in time bladder ulcers, scaring and permanent damage. ...Read more

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I've read about ketamine and it's benefits to those with bipolar disorder. I am wondering if it can be prescribed for bipolar disorder by a doc?

I've read about ketamine and it's benefits to those with bipolar disorder. I am wondering if it can be prescribed for bipolar disorder by a doc?

As an: Anesthesiologist and experience in primary care medicine too i will recommend the use of ketamine as a last resort. A group of researchers at the national institute of mental health have studies proving efficacy, generating rapid antidepressant and antisuicidal effects. I don't think psychiatrist are using it yet for treatment. Talk to your physician for further discussion. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, i'm 36 years old , i'm prescribed aderall XR 120, wellbutrin (bupropion) 225 mg and ketamine. I take creatine, would creatine and ketamine be tough on kidneys?

Hi, i'm 36 years old , i'm prescribed aderall XR 120, wellbutrin (bupropion) 225 mg and ketamine. I take creatine, would creatine and ketamine be tough on kidneys?

Yes.: Creatine can cause muscle damage and can overload your kidneys causing acute renal failure. I also think your Adderall is excessive along with your wellbutrin, (bupropion) both used for adhd and this medications taking at these doses for long periods of time could also damage your liver.Please go back to your pcp and get checked. Be careful. ...Read more

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I have psychotic depression and no medication is helping me. I need ketamine but doctors are not prescribing in Australia. Can I visit USA to get it?

I have psychotic depression and no medication is helping me.  I need ketamine but doctors are not prescribing in Australia. Can I visit USA to get it?

Not Rx of Choice: Ketamine is not the treatment of choice for psychotic depression. . There may be some experimental studies using Ketamine but you should be treated by the usual medications as well as considering combining with psychotherapy Sometimes hospitalization is needed for more intensive treatment ...Read more

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Left hand swollen after my triple bypass. Can't seem to get any answer from the doctors here. Treatment given: morphine, steroids & ketamine. Pls help?

Left hand swollen after my triple bypass. Can't seem to get any answer from the doctors here. Treatment given: morphine, steroids & ketamine. Pls help?

How long?: How long after bypass? Did you have an IV infiltrate (the most common cause?) if so, give it time and it will resolve on its own. Be sure it's not infected. ...Read more

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What is ketamine?

What is ketamine?

Anesthetic: Ketamine is an anesthetic drug that has multiple uses including inducing general anesthesia, decreasing pain after surgery and mild sedation. One of the significant side-effects is that it can cause hallucinations ("bad trips") after surgery. ...Read more

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How does ketamine work?

How does ketamine work?

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

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What can ketamine do to you?

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What can ketamine do to you?

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

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What makes someone crave ketamine?

What makes someone crave ketamine?

Addiction: Ketamine causes dysphoria, analgesia and sedation. It is an NMDA antagonist and may have antidepressant effects. Just like with any other medication there is a always a potential for addiction and craving. ...Read more

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Is occasional ketamine use dangerous?

No: If you are healthy and ketamine is administered by a licensed professional, esp. an anesthesiologist, it is safe, if self-administered yes it is dangerous. ...Read more

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How long does ketamine stay in your system?

How long does ketamine stay in your system?

Worried: Why are there so many questions like this on health tap? This is a controlled anesthesia drug! very dangerous in untrained hands.

Sedation in normal doses last 1-2 hours. In your system much longer. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm going to have a ketamine?

What to do if i'm going to have a ketamine?

Ketamine: is utilize as a dissociative anesthetic depending on the procedure that they are going to perform only an anesthesiologist should administer this medication. The place where you are having the procedure done should have resus=citation equipment. Ketamine as a recreational drug is a very dangerous drug it can cause seizures and you can chock with your saliva, don't do it. ...Read more

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What are some effects of the drug ketamine?

What are some effects of the drug ketamine?

Unconsciousness: Ketamine can cause unconsciousness, salivation, decrease pain sensation, dissociative hypnotic states, hallucinations, etc. ...Read more

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Please tell me recommendations for ketamine?

Please tell me recommendations for ketamine?

Excellent anesthetic: Ketamine is a special type of anesthetic called dissociative. When administered you remain " awake" but have remarkable analgesia. It is good in special situations where general may be to dangerous like a leg trauma with blood loss, severe as, often seen in battle field since the analgesia is so great. It is possible to od and causes nightmares so recovery should be done in a quite calm area. ...Read more

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Any other destressing medicine than ketamine?

Any other destressing medicine than ketamine?

Ketamine distress: When a person has an adverse reaction to ketamine there is no other generally prescribed medication that compares.

What's more, the ketamine can take a few hours to wear off if the dose given was high enough. ...Read more

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Is ketamine something people can easily od on?

Agree w Dr. Nguyen: Ketamine can be used safely in a monitored hospital setting . Using it recreationally is extremely dangerous. ...Read more

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What would you say are medical uses for ketamine?

What would you say are medical uses for ketamine?

Anesthetic: Ketamine is an intravenous anesthetic. It can also be used in low doses for sedation and analgesia (pain relief). ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i'm going to have a ketamine?

Why: Why are they using ketamine is the more important question.
There aer many alternative drugs that can be used. ...Read more

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What are the effects of ketamine when insuffilared/sniffed?

What are the effects of ketamine when insuffilared/sniffed?

Not good!: Ketamine is a very potent analgesic/anesthetic agent. Intranasal use is not recommended. In low doses, ketamine causes sedation, decreased sensation to pain and increased salivation. In higher doses, it can cause hallucinations and increased blood pressure and heart rate. Ketamine is NOT used outside of a medical setting...Do NOT use at home! ...Read more

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What does it feel like to be on ketamine? Do you feel anything?

What does it feel like to be on ketamine? Do you feel anything?

Dissociated: The effect of ketamine depends on the dose. It is used for general anesthesia and at these doses you would not feel anything and would be unconscious. Ketamine is also used to treat pain and at these lower doses, ketamine creates a state in which the person is dissociated from the body and external reality, it is often given with sedatives with amnesia properties to prevent possible hallucinations ...Read more

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Is acepromazine like ketamine?

Is acepromazine like ketamine?

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 more

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What are the risks of taking ketamine?

What are the risks of taking ketamine?

Unconsciousness and: death, as worse case scenario - as with any drugs designed to induce general anesthesia state, if attempted as recreational drug or administered by people not qualified to use it. One of the mechanisms - spasm of vocal cords (laryngospasm) that leads to lack of oxygen. It can raise the intracranial pressure, cause hallucinations. It is a safe drug though when used by experts for the right reasons ...Read more

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What are the effects of combining ketamine and haloperidol?

What are the effects of combining ketamine and  haloperidol?

Sedation: They both have sedation as a side effect. Taking both at once increases the sedation. ...Read more

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Ketalar (Definition)

Ketalar is an anesthetic sedative which is a ...Read more