If you’ve ever endured a debilitating or chronic condition before, you know there are many different medications you can take. Some companies even make claims that their medication can cure you completely, while others just suppress your symptoms. Ketamine, a drug used primarily for anesthesia, is very effective in treating a variety of chronic diseases and conditions. Ketamine has also recently shown promise as an alternative therapy for mood disorders such as PTSD, depression, and anxiety.
What is Ketamine?
Ketamine, with chemical formula being C13H16ClNO, belongs to a class of drugs known as dissociative anesthetics. Other drugs in this category include PCP, Dextromethorphan (DXM) and nitrous oxide. Ketamine also goes by brand names Ketalar, Ketanest and Ketaset. The substance is primarily used by doctors and veterinarians when starting and maintaining anesthesia.