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What is the definition or description of: Ketamine overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Ketamine overdose?

Sympathetic activity: Ketamine is PCP derivative overdose will show sympathetic overactivity like tachycardia, hypertension ...Read more

Ketamine Overdose (Definition)

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"is ketamine injections safe to take for pain? Any serious drug interactions or allergic reactions? "

"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 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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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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Are there any long term side effects from topical ketamine/lidocaine? What would happen if overdose?

Are there any long term side effects from topical ketamine/lidocaine? What would happen if overdose?

Hard to: Overdose on topicals. Long term side effects of topical ketamine are minimal if any at all. Great old drug for neuropathic pain or for opiod tolerant patients. ...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 ketamine a viable anti-depressant drug therapy? Vfhjr.

Is ketamine a viable anti-depressant drug therapy? Vfhjr.

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 more

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I'm taking 300mg of bupropion hydrochloride for depression, how will it mix withrecreational drugs like cocaine or ketamine?

I'm taking 300mg of bupropion hydrochloride for depression, how will it mix withrecreational drugs like cocaine or ketamine?

You could die: Wellbutrin (bupropion) and those drugs could cause a high blood pressure crisis that could cause a stroke, heart attack or death even in young people. Realize that ketamine and Cocaine are not recreational. They are dangerous and should not be played with. ...Read more

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I'm taking 300mg of bupropion hydrochloride for depression, how will it mix with recreational drugs like cocaine or ketamine?

I'm 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 more

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Are there any doctors here that are located in PA or Maryland that legally prescribe ketamine or some other nmda drugs for severe depression?

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

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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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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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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 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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Did ketamine ever kill anyone?

I am not aware: I am not aware of ketamine ever killing a patient; but I can think of patients in whom ketamine would be contraindicated. ...Read more

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Can you ingest ketamine in capsule?

Can you ingest ketamine in capsule?

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 more

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Does ketamine cause glutamate rebound?

Unlikely: With long term usage (like michaeljackson) it could be possible that the receptors would upregulate (increase innumber) and thus rebound. ...Read more

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Are acepromazine and ketamine similar?

Are acepromazine and ketamine similar?

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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I'm addicted to ketamine how can I stop?

I'm addicted to ketamine how can I stop?

Seek help.: First step is being motivated to stop. Glad that u r there. Talk to your doc. Next step is safe detox. Then the hard part will begin. Delete phone numbers of all your using friends from your phonebook. Change your phone number so they can't call you. Join a 12-step program. Replace your habits and rituals surrounding the addiction with positive ones. Depression treatment may be needed. Good luck! ...Read more

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Any reason why am I resistant to ketamine?

Reasons: Some people are just more tolerant of a certain class of drug. There are many other choices for sedation. ...Read more

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Can ketamine produce hallucinogenic effects?

Can ketamine produce hallucinogenic effects?

Yes: Ketamine can cause psychotropic effects as it acts on nmda receptors in the brain and spinal cord. ...Read more

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Ketamine question: any unpleasant side effects?

Ketamine question: any unpleasant side effects?

Depends: The usual side effects are as follows:
delirium
dizziness
blurred vision
altered hearing
hypertension
tachycardia
hypersalivation
nausea and vomiting
erythema
pain at injection site
psychomimetic phenomenon
euphoria
aphasia
blunted affect
psychomotor retardation
vivid dreams
nightmares
impaired attention, memory and judgement
illusions
hallucinations
altered body image. ...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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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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