Posts Tagged "ketamine"

Ketamine addiction

Posted on Nov 16, 2017 in Doctor X files, Drug dependence

  Is it possible to get physically addicted (and get withdrawals when discontinued) from ketamine?     Yes. Ketamine dependence is one of the problems associated with this drug. Some ketamine users become dependent on the drug in a manner resembling cocaine dependence, with craving , high tolerance and loss of ability to manage the use of the drug. Some users take 5-6 grams of ketamine daily and abuse of ketamine becomes the priority in their lives. There is no evidence of a physiological withdrawal syndrome, but this does not mean that dependence is not possible. A minority...

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MDMA and St John wort interaction

Posted on Nov 12, 2017 in Doctor X files, Drug interactions

  I got a quick question:I’ve started taking St. John’s Wort extract with amazing results (treating a mild – moderate depression).Do you know how long before taking MDMA I have to discontinue St. John’s in order not to get into a dangerous situation like serotonin syndrome or spoil the roll?What about Amphetamines? Are they dangerous whilst on St. John’s (I figured no because they are not acting on serotonin that much)? Are you aware of any other drugs that might be dangerous with St. John’s? Do just the same rules apply to St. John’s as to any...

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Analgesics and ketamine interactions

Posted on Nov 6, 2017 in Doctor X files, Drug interactions

  Doing ketamine after taking Paracetamol and/or Ibuprofen (recommended dosage)…Is it particularly dangerous? Can’t imagine it’s great for the liver? Not something to make a habit of but the ketamine distracts from the pain.     There are not known interactions between recommended dosages of paracetamol or ibuprofen and ketamine. The combination is safe  

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Ketamine adverse effects

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 in Doctor X files, Pattern of use

  I would like to know more about the adverse effects of ketamine.  How much is too much?  How often is too often?   Ketamine should not be used combinated with other depressants (alcohol, GHB, benzos…). Changes in body perception and anaesthetic effect can lead to problems when someone is under its effects. If you get burn (by a cigarrette, for example) or suffer some wound under K effects it is possible that you don´t notice it. Loss of motor coordination is a common adverse effect depending on dosage. There has been some concern about ketamine and neurotoxicity but there...

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Ketamine bladder syndrome prevention

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 in Adverse effects, Doctor X files

  Is there anything a ketamine user can do to try and keep the bladder as healthy as possible besides obviously limiting and spacing out usage?   There are only a few cases of ketamine bladder in non-intensive users of ketamine. Most of them are dependent people using several grams a day. So, limiting and spacing out usage seems to be a very useful strategy. There are other measures, although their efficacy is theoretical and not based in evidences. Drinking enough water while on K and a day after could help to keep bladder cleaner. It is possible that a simple urine test could...

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