Category Archives: Ketamine

The History of Ketamine: From Party Drug to Wise Healer

The History of Ketamine

From birth in a lab to the Vietnam war, continuing on to parties and now clinics to treat depression: this is the complicated history of ketamine. We can consider the current period in time “the second wave of psychedelics”. After booming in the 60s and 70s, psychedelics became controlled substances in the US and thus…

The Effects of Ketamine on Human Sexual Behavior

Sex and ketamine explained

Chemsex is when people consensually use stimulant drugs such as methamphetamine or mephedrone and Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate (GHB) during sex. While less common, some people choose to use Ketamine or Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) to enhance their sexual experience. This article will explain the effects of ketamine on sex, its advantages, and disadvantages, as well as its potential dangers. Introducing…

What Is a K-Hole? A Full Guide to K-Holing

Ketamine hydrochloride, a dissociative anesthetic, has found its way to the streets and become a popular recreational drug. Originally, ketamine was used exclusively in the operating theatre to induce anesthesia. More recently, it has been used to address severe pain outside of the operating room. A ketamine analog called esketamine was recently approved by the…

Ketamine Usage in Hong Kong: A history of drug abuse

Despite its creation in the 1960s and widespread use as a recreational drug in the US drug scene in the 1970s and 1980s, Ketamine (Chinese: 氯胺酮, Lǜ’āntóng, or K他命) didn’t become a popular street drug in Hong Kong until 2000. But despite its slow entry into the Hong Kong club scene, ketamine quickly surpassed other drugs in…

Nasal Spray Vs. Infusion Ketamine: Which is Better?

Nasal Spray Vs. Infusion Ketamine: Which is Better?

Ketamine belongs to a group of drugs known as dissociative anesthetics. Other drugs in this class include phencyclidine (PCP), dextromethorphan (DXM), and nitrous oxide. These drugs have medicinal use; they also have a potential for abuse. Due to this, Ketamine is classified as a schedule 3 drug. IV ketamine has been in use for decades as…

Understanding the Off-Label Use of Ketamine

Understanding the Off-Label Use of Ketamine

Ketamine (N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist) is a dissociative anesthetic used to induce and maintain anesthesia during surgery. It is a Schedule III controlled substance and is therefore regulated by the FDA. The FDA first approved ketamine in 1970 for use as a “sole anesthetic agent for diagnostic and surgical procedures that do not require skeletal muscle…

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