Ketamine FAQs

What is ketamine?

Ketamine is a medication used to induce anesthesia. It can be given intravenously, intramuscularly, or as a nasal spray. When used for anesthesia, it is usually given in combination with other drugs.

How does ketamine work?

Ketamine works by blocking the action of a neurotransmitter called glutamate. Glutamate is involved in pain perception and other neurological processes. By blocking its action, ketamine produces an anesthesia-like state.

What are the side effects of ketamine?

The most common side effect of ketamine is dizziness. Other side effects include nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, and increased blood pressure. That's why it is important to have a physician directed ketamine treatment session. They can monitor and adjust dosage according to your personal circumstances.

What are the risks of ketamine?

Ketamine can cause serious side effects when used improperly. It can also be abused and lead to addiction.

Is ketamine safe?

When used properly, ketamine is safe and effective. However, it should only be used by trained medical professionals.

If you have any further questions about ketamine, please speak to your doctor, the friendly medical professionals at Riverwoods Ketamine Clinic or your pharmacist.

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