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Dr. Marc Bloom
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Ketamine (Overview)

Ketamine is an anesthetic sedative which is a kind of anesthetic agent.


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What can ketamine do to you?

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

Dr. Marc Bloom
319 doctors shared insights

Ketamine (Overview)

Ketamine is an anesthetic sedative which is a kind of anesthetic agent.


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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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Will psychiatrists ever prescribe ketamine? Why or why not?

Perhaps One Day: Ketamine, an anesthetic agent, has recently made headline news. Apparently there is evidence that it acts as an anti-depressant. Some studies have shown in severe treatment resistant patients that ketamine provides significant symptom relief after a single dose within two hours. It's effects can last up to one week. There are potentially dangerous side effects and further research is needed. ...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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Is it a standard practice to use ketamine in anesthesia for orthopedic surgery. I had some severe responses to anesthesia and it was used.

Is it a standard practice to use ketamine in anesthesia for orthopedic surgery. I had some severe responses to anesthesia and it was used.

Not necessarily: If a patient has had any problem with a medication , there is no way that the anesthesiology will use it again . There are many alternatives when surgery is needed. ...Read more

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I used ketamine now i'm blacking out so could these be side effects?

Maybe: This is not one of the usual side effects. However, the blacking out could be the result of the ketamine. Consult your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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How does ketamine treatment for crps -rsd work?

How does ketamine treatment for crps -rsd work?

Hail Mary??? NO!: In the 50s travell, md a pain pioneer concluded that chronic tissue pain was caused by numerous trigger points in muscle fibers causing the muscles to contract compressing nerves, vessels and alter the flow of lymphatics. Rds develops from this myofascial dz. Early therapy is the key with myofascial release therapy with massage, tissue therapy, trigger pt injs w Lidocaine and acupuncture. ...Read more

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For how long does it take until ketamine withdrawals kick in?

For how long does it take until ketamine withdrawals kick in?

Multifactorial. : Unpredictable. Contact addiction psychiatrist if you have withdrawl or addiction problem. Ketamine manufacture can provide references about the drug. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous take drugs (amphetamine or ketamine) and anti-depression (sertraline)? Sometimes with alcohol. What can happen ?

Is it dangerous take drugs (amphetamine or ketamine) and anti-depression (sertraline)? Sometimes with alcohol. What can happen ?

Very dangerous: It is very dangerous to take street drugs with sertraline. One example is that amphetamines can sometimes make it easier for a person to have a seizure and this can become even easier when you combine them with sertraline. Many other possible drug interactions can occur and alcohol can worsen them. One question is what is causing you to take amphetamines and ketamine? Please seek help for this. ...Read more

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Dr. Ionel Rad
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