New advances in medicine have led to psychedelic therapy growing in popularity. One of those psychedelics, ketamine — which first began trials in 1964.
The number of ketamine clinics popping up attests to its popularity in the healthcare sector. And, as with many (if not all) other medications, there are ketamine effects to be aware of.
What Is Ketamine?
Ketamine is a drug that some physicians and veterinarians use to induce short-term dissociative anesthesia.
Ketamine is one such drug: it is FDA-approved as an anesthetic, but many physicians administer it off-label.
Researchers have several studies using ketamine for depression as a treatment option.
The drug has become a beacon of hope for many, as it is a potential option for treatment-resistant depression.
Cancer Pain And Chronic Pain
Results of a review from 2021 suggest that ketamine shows promise for treating cancer-related pain.
It found that ketamine effectively improved pain management, and it may also reduce a patient’s need for morphine.
Potential Ketamine Effects Following An Infusion
- Dizziness - Nausea and vomiting - Raised blood pressure - Dissociation - Vertigo