What To Expect

Feb 27, 2023 | Ketamine IV

What to expect on your first and additional appointments

We begin by doing a preliminary consultation with you to talk about both your background and also present experiences with anxiety, stress and anxiety, PTSD, and/or persistent pain. We will need to understand your medical history, allergic reactions, medicines (including non-prescription medications) you are presently taking, and also the background of surgical treatments. This helps us figure out if ketamine would undoubtedly be suitable for you. This history additionally aids us to determine which dose of ketamine will be best for you.

Ketamine is administered by IV mixture. On the day of your consultation, we will bring you right into one of our soothing and relaxing rooms. You will receive the ketamine in one of our comfortable reclining chairs. We want to produce an enjoyable setting in which your body and mind has every possibility to reset.

We will continuously monitor your cardiac rhythm, pulse, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation. Because ketamine therapy is likewise a vital psychological experience for several, the setting is really vital. Our calm and also supportive environment will certainly assist your recovery. You will be awake during the infusion however in a deep state of relaxation.

What Safety Precautions Must You Take with Ketamine Infusions 

  • You may not eat or drink 4-8 hours before the infusion, water is the only exception. You may drink water up to 2 hours before the infusions.
  • You may NOT drive a car, operate hazardous equipment, or engage in hazardous activities for at least 24 hours after each treatment as reflexes may be slow or impaired. Another adult will need to drive you home and must be present prior to your discharge.
  • You must refrain from alcohol for at least 24 hours prior to and following ketamine administration. You must refrain from illegal substances before and after your ketamine infusion treatment.
  • You must tell the clinic about all medications you are taking, especially narcotic pain relievers, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and muscle relaxers. * These increase the risk of adverse reactions during your infusion.
  • Ketamine use during pregnancy is not recommended. Females will be asked to submit a urine sample for a pregnancy test prior to your first infusion and every 2 weeks thereafter.