KETAMINE LIQUID OVERVIEW
Liquid ketamine is an anesthetic with analgesic, stimulant, and psychedelic properties. Chemically related to phencyclidine (PCP), it has been used extensively in human and veterinary medicine. Like PCP, it is a ‘dissociative’ anesthetic which means that patients feel detached and remote from their immediate environment. Users say that under its influence they assume a different point of view, outside of body and self. The drug comes in a variety of forms. Pharmaceutical ketamine is usually a liquid. On the street, it is more common to see tablets or white crystalline powder.
Powdered ketamine is often snorted, though it may be swallowed. If sniffed the effects of Liquid ketamine generally come on quickly and can last from about 20 minutes to a couple of hours.
How Quickly Does liquid Ketamine Work?
- Oral consumption requires between 5 and 30 minutes.
- An injection yields a quick response, with effects occurring in seconds to minutes.
- “Snorting” leads to effects in roughly 5 to 15 minutes (this is the most common method of abuse).
The effects of abuse typically last 1 to 2 hours, but the user’s judgment, senses, and coordination may be affected for up to 24 hours or longer. Sensations the user may seek include floating, stimulation, and visual effects.
High doses may dangerously reduce breathing, lead to muscle spasms or weakness, dizziness, balance difficulty, impaired vision, slurred speech, nausea and vomiting, and severe confusion.
Binge use, where the user indulges in the drug in excess amounts in a short period of time has been reported, as well.
liquid Ketamine Health Hazards & Side Effects
Abuse of ketamine can be linked with short-term and long-term problems:
- Short-term: Problems with attention, learning, and memory; dreamlike states, hallucinations; sedation; confusion; loss of memory; raised blood pressure; unconsciousness; dangerously slowed breathing.
- Long-term: Ulcers and pain in the bladder; kidney problems; stomach pain; depression; poor memory.
Overdose of Ketamine
- With an overdose of ketamine Liquid, emergency care, such as 911, should be contacted immediately.
- There is no antidote for this drug. Overdose situations are treated with symptomatic and supportive care in the hospital setting. In the emergency department, adverse effects typically resolve in 1 to 3 hours.
- Benzodiazepines such as lorazepam may be used if needed for seizures, excitation, or muscle rigidity.
- Respiratory support is rarely needed, but assisted ventilation or supplemental oxygen may be required. Respiratory depression may be more likely if combined with sedatives.
- Those who abuse this drug should be referred for drug counseling.