Anytime people hear of a new way to treat an illness, the first question they should ask is, “is it safe?” It is the perfect question to ask because you never want to make any condition worse while trying to heal it or make it better.
Dr. David Mahjoubi, MD, is supportive of everyone who asks whether Ketamine is safe. It is a great question, and it is one that should be asked. Below is information on the safety and administration of Ketamine IV treatment.
Ketamine is safe when administered under the supervision of a doctor.
Ketamine has been used for over 50 years in the medical realm. It is a class III scheduled drug, and it is approved for use in hospitals and other medical settings as an anesthetic. Ketamine is safe to use in controlled medical practice.
How does Ketamine alleviate my symptoms?
Ketamine works two ways: psychotropic and biochemical. With the psychotropic pathway, patients have mild, euphoric dissociations and enter a state free of worries – this carries over to their day to day lives. For the biochemical pathway, Ketamine increases connections between neurons, or brain cells, and alters the concentration of Glutamate, a neurotransmitter in the brain.
Are anesthesiologists qualified to administer Ketamine?
When it comes to administering Ketamine IV treatments, anesthesiologists are much better trained than most other doctors. Anesthesiologists are highly trained to understand the administration of anesthetic plans and medicines intravenously.
How safe is Ketamine?
In the hands of clinicians specially trained to provide Ketamine, such as Anesthesiologists, Ketamine has a wide safety margin. In fact, in some cases, when other anesthetics are unsafe to use because of a patient’s unstable condition, many Anesthesiologists will choose to use Ketamine for the patient’s protection. The doses used for the treatment of depression are “subanesthetic”: they are well below what anesthesiologists use to anesthetize patients for surgery.
Abuse of Ketamine can be very dangerous and potentially lethal. It has been used illegally under many different street names such as K, Special K, Kit Kat, Bump, Jet, Super C, and more. As with all alcohol and narcotic medications, it should only be used under the supervision of an experienced physician.
If you are ready to try Ketamine Therapy, contact the Ketamine Healing Clinic of Los Angeles today.
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