Ketamine Powder HCL
What is Ketamine Powder HCL ?
Ketamine Powder is a medication that is used to induce loss of consciousness, or anesthesia. It can produce relaxation and relieve pain in humans and animals.
Ketamine Powder is safe to use in controled, medical practice, but it has abuse potential. Used outside the approved limits, its adverse mental and physical health effects can be hazardous. Prolonged use can lead to tolerance and psychological addiction.
Ketamine Powder is a very versatile drug, from the ways that it can be administered to its varied clinical uses. It can be administered by many different routes: oral, topical, intramuscular injection, or intravenous.
How to use Ketamine ?
Ketamine was first used in the 1970s for anesthesia. Through the years, it has remained a well-established drug for anesthesia. It can be used for patients in shock or with low blood pressure in an emergency situation for intubation or for placing a breathing tube. It is also beneficial for the heart making it the anesthetic of choice for patients with heart disease. Ketamine is the anesthesia of choice for emergency settings in war zones or in prehospital settings. It can be used for sedation for procedures. Overall ketamine is shown to improve the quality of anesthesia received.
Patients that are burn victims can receive pain relief with ketamine during dressing changes and wound care procedures. Ketamine is effective for people with reactive airway disease such as asthma or bronchospasms. It helps to open up their airways which improve their breathing. It is effective for mentally retarded patients and children that are difficult to manage as a premedication choice. In post-operative situations, it can manage agitation.
Side effects of Ketamine
While ketamine has valid uses in human and veterinary medicine for surgical purposes, its more prevalent and rampant abuse by people outside the medical field has made it a tightly controlled substance in many nations. This is because ketamine can cause serious side effects even when under the careful use and watch of a physician or veterinarian, not to mention when being used and abused outside the medical sphere by individuals with no medical training.
These side-effects include:
Hypertension, or increased blood pressure
Tachycardia, an increased heart rate
Tachypnea, an increased respiratory rate or respiratory depression
Nausea and vomiting
Stiff muscles as well as jerky muscular movements.
Confusion or agitation
Hallucinations and delirium
Urinary tract toxicity
A life-threatening allergic reaction
Death from overdose.
Ketamine is considered relatively safe in medical settings, because it does not affect the protective airway reflexes, and it does not depress the circulatory system, as other anesthetic medications do.
However, some patients have reported disturbing sensations when awakening from ketamine anesthesia.
Ketamine can cause an increase in blood pressure and intracranial pressure, or pressure in the brain.
People with the following conditions cannot receive ketamine for medical purposes:
brain lesion or tumor
It is used with caution in those with:
coronary artery disease
increased blood pressure
chronic alcohol addiction
acute alcohol intoxication
These effects may be stronger in people aged over 65 years.
Some people may have an allergy to the ingredients. Patients with any type of allergy should tell their doctor before using any medication.
Anyone who is using this drug for therapeutic purposes on a regular basis should have regular blood pressure checks.