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Ketamine is a class III scheduled controlled substance and has been used for decades as a general anesthetic. In the past few years, Ketamine has been shown to be an effective treatment in patients with treatment-resistant depression, suicidal ideations, anxiety, Bipolar disorder, PTSD and certain neuropathic pain syndromes.
Unlike many of the traditional treatment methods that can take weeks or sometimes months to see the effects, ketamine troches onset of action is within 10-30mins, hence a shorter time to produce effects.
Oral Ketamine is commonly administered as a troche. A troche is a small lozenge designed to dissolve between a person’s cheek and gum over a period of time; typically 30 minutes. As the troche dissolves in the patient’s mouth, the medication is absorbed through the oral mucosa and gradually absorbs into the blood stream.
100mg/troche (30 troches per pack)
200mg/troche (30 troches per pack)
Common side effects of ketamine include: dream-like feeling, blurred vision, double vision, jerky muscle movements, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, or sleep problems.
1. Use as directed. Do not exceed prescribed dose.
2. Keep out of reach of children.
3. Consult your health care practitioner if any prescription or over-the-counter medications are currently being used or are prescribed for future use.
4. Keep at room temperature (20°C – 23°C).
5. May produce psychological and/or physical dependence. May impair mental and/or physical ability. Use care when operating a car or machinery
6. Do not take with alcohol, sleep aids, tranquilizers or other CNS depressants.
7. Controlled substance. Dangerous unless used as directed.
8. Keep in a dry place. Protect from light.
Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects within 24 hours after you receive ketamine including: Severe confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts, or extreme fear.