What is Ketamine?
Ketamine is a pain relief and anesthetic medication that has been safely used in the United States since 1970. While Ketamine is an “old drug” with a long history, over the past decade, this medicine has become recognized as a safe and effective treatment option for pain and mood disorders. With as many as 20 million Americans suffering from a mood disorder and 100 million suffering from chronic pain, the fast and effective results patients are experiencing through intravenous use of Ketamine is an exciting breakthrough. Patients looking for a non-invasive, effective, and safe treatment option need to look no further.
Ketamine is unique to other drugs in that it has little to no depressive effects on the circulatory and respiratory system. It is so vital to patients and the medical community that WHO (World Health Organization) calls it an “essential medicine,” as it is one of the safest and most efficacious drugs available to patients. Fast-acting and with few side effects, Ketamine has become a mainstay in treating patients with chronic pain and mood disorders.