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What is known about the use of ketamine in treatment of depression? Would it be a good maintenance medication, or more for severe depressive episodes?
Ketamine ; MDD: Some studies are available showing that IV ketamine given in highly specialized clinics can offer rapid relief in severe, treatment-resistant depression, such as: http://tinyurl.Com/l76qma8 however, problems remain in that the beneficial results may not last more than a few days. Some cities have such clinics. It would not be a maintenance medication that someone could use at home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
"is ketamine injections safe to take for pain? Any serious drug interactions or allergic reactions?"
Depends: Ketamine has a number of uses. Its most common is as an intravenous analgesic. It is almost never used by itself because may cause hallucinations, nightmares and dysphoric reactions. It also increases blood pressure, causes nausea and has other side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ketamine: No- have not heard of this.Get a more detailed answer ›
One of our players was prescribed topical ketamine 10% in a compounded cream. Is possibility of positive drug screen? If so , for how long?
Im taking 300mg of bupropion hydrochloride for depression , how will it mix withrecreational drugs like cocaine or ketamine?
Im taking 300mg of bupropion hydrochloride for depression , how will it mix with recreational drugs like cocaine or ketamine?
Bad Mixture: I am more concerned about mixing Cocaine and ketamine with your depression. In persons suffering from depression, recreational drug or alcohol use is not recommended. Bupropion and Cocaine lower a person's seizure threshold increasing one's risk of having a seizure. When using Cocaine and/or ketamine, one is less likely to make healthy lifestyle choices further worsening the depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ketamine: Ketamine offers very interesting possibilities for depressed patients who don't respond to standard therapies. It does induce dissociation and sometimes hallucinations, but in some there's an antidepressant effect that lasts for several hours/days after those are gone. Some drawbacks: can be liver damage; it must be given IV in a controlled setting; effects may wear off. All is being studied. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there any doctors here that are located in PA or Maryland that legally prescribe ketamine or some other nmda drugs for severe depression?
While You Might: find a doctor on HealthTap that does this treatment, this is not something that any HealthTap doctor can prescribe for you without an office visit and a full work-up since it is a controlled substance. Look for a psychiatrist that in your area or ask you primary care MD for a referral (or insurance company) for better luck in finding someone to help. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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