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Ketamine is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be used an an anesthetic. Ketamine is sometimes used to treat depression. Since the FDA has not approved Ketamine specifically for this usage, it is considered “off-label.”

Ketamine is an anesthetic. Ketamine is believed to work by repairing connections between brain cells that have been damaged by depression.

How do I take it?
Ketamine is available as a treatment for depression at specialty clinics.

Ketamine is administered by intravenous injection.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Ketamine lists common side effects including a dizziness, drowsiness, a dream-like state, trouble sleeping, vision changes, jerky movements, nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Ketamine include hallucinations, delirium, and psychotic behavior.

For more details about this treatment, visit:
Ketamine – RxList

Ketamine Advocacy Network

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