What is Oral Ketamine and Is It Right For You?

If you experience chronic conditions such as treatment-resistant depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or anxiety, you may be interested in exploring the possibility of ketamine therapy. Although ketamine was initially used as an anesthetic, it now has more widespread applications, including the treatment of a variety of complex conditions. Interested in learning more about how ketamine may help you find relief from your symptoms? Here, we share insight into this remarkable therapeutic and how it can be used to aid patients of many backgrounds:

How is Ketamine Administered?

When used in a medical setting to treat conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, or chronic pain, ketamine is often administered via intravenous infusion. The frequency and dose depends upon the patient’s symptoms and medical history. Although IV infusion is the most common way to deliver ketamine treatment, oral ketamine may be required as maintenance. Although ketamine can be administered as an oral dose, it’s important to note that it doesn’t replace ketamine infusions. This is because ketamine taken orally isn’t as effective at achieving systemic circulation as intravenous infusions. Oral ketamine is sometimes prescribed in conjunction with therapy by therapists who are comfortable with ketamine-assisted psychotherapy.

Ketamine has shown promising results in clinical trials, and new research suggests that it may also play a role in reducing inflammation. This is a significant finding, as it may explain why ketamine has helped individuals with post-COVID syndrome and other inflammatory disorders.

If you struggle with a condition that negatively impacts your quality of life, chances are that you’ve tried several types of treatment. Ketamine therapy may be an excellent option to consider to find relief. This FDA-approved drug has been safely used for decades in medical settings, and research continues to emerge showing the power of ketamine for multiple applications. Our practice is dedicated to finding the ideal treatment plan for our patients, and we’re looking forward to speaking with you and learning more about your history, current symptoms, and goals. In addition to ketamine infusions, we also offer an oral ketamine program for specific cases. The first step is to reach out to us for a consultation, so please contact us when you’re ready.

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