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Long-Term Effects of Ketamine

All drugs, whether legally prescribed, over-the-counter medications, or illicit recreational substances, have side effects on the body. Whenever a drug is used medically, an effort is made to balance the risk of side effects with the perceived benefit of the drug as a treatment for mental or physical conditions. However, this balance is rarely considered […]

Physical Effects of Ketamine

Ketamine is used officially as a tranquilizer for animals and for humans on rare occasions when other anesthetics are not appropriate or available, but on the black market, it is sold as a recreational, hallucinogenic drug. Called cat valium, K, vitamin K, special K, jet, lady K, kit kat, and other slang terms, the drug […]

Treatment for Ketamine

Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic, in the same family as drugs like PCP and nitrous oxide. As a Schedule III regulated drug, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), ketamine is approved for use in hospital settings as an anesthetic and for pain relief in extreme circumstances. In very small doses, ketamine has some stimulant […]