Ketamine is a short-acting general anaesthetic that’s been around since the 1970s.
It was first used in the United States for sedation and pain management during the Vietnam War.
It continues to have many medical uses today.
The drug is also popular for recreational use because of its dissociative effects.
According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), recreational forms of ketamine are
commonly known as Special K, KitKat, Vitamin K, and other slang terms.
Ketamine is a fast-acting general anaesthetic. It’s available as an injection, powder and liquid
ketamine is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a short-term
injectable anaesthetic in humans and animals for sedation. It works rapidly
(within 10 to 30 seconds) to within 2 hours depending on the form of usage.
Scientists are still learning about the long-term effects of ketamine,
but they may include problems with: memory, executive function, attention, self-control