Ketamine IV Therapy Resources
Below is a list of Ketamine Resources
Ketamine TreatmentS Chicago
There are a number of treatment centers for Ketamine in Chicago, here is a list!
Ketamine Treatment for Anxiety
There are a number of Anxiety treatment Ketamine articles, here is a list!
- Ketamine for Social Anxiety Disorder
- Yale Medicine
- Ketamine Effective as Maintenance Treatment for Anxiety
- Did You Know Ketamine Can Help Treat Anxiety?
- What is Ketamine? How it Works and Helps Severe Depression
Treatment for Depression in Chicago
There are a number of depression treatment centers using Ketamine and other services in Chicago, here is a list!
- Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago
- Insight Behavioral Health Centers
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Ketamine Infusions Chicago
There are a number of treatment centers for Ketamine Infusions in Chicago, here is a list!
Frequently Asked Questions
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What can Ketamine be used for?
Ketamine can be used as an induction agent and sedation for general anesthesia; however, at lower doses, there is evidence that it can be used in the treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD, and pain. For pain, it can be used for patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), but can be utilized for chronic back and neuropathic pain as well.
How long does the effect of ketamine last?
For anxiety, depression and PTSD, ketamine can improve symptoms between 7 hours to 7 days. A series of infusions is beneficial and can be repeated if necessary.
For pain, ketamine has been shown to provide significant lasting pain relief in up to half of the patients being treated. About 30% of patients experience relief for 3 weeks or more. In addition, most patients report less need for pain management medications after receiving a ketamine infusion.
What to expect during the infusion?
On the day of your infusion, you can expect to be here for 2-3 hours. You will have an IV started to administer your medication by a trained healthcare professional, and have individualized treatment based on your body weight. Vital signs will be monitored closely during and after the infusion. You will need a driver to transport you home.
What are the side effects?
Side effects can be dose-dependent and can become more noticeable at higher doses. Patients who are over the age of 65 may experience more side effects with this medication. These side effects usually resolve within 2 hours after the infusion but can occur up to 24 hours after the infusion was stopped.
Increased blood pressure (hypertension), heart rate (tachycardia) and drowsiness (sedation) are the most common reported side effects. Other side effects include hallucinations, double vision, increased pressure in the eye, and jerky arm movements.
Rare side effects include allergic reaction, irregular heart rate or slowing of heart rate, and low blood pressure. If you have a pre-existing history of hypertension, talk to your doctor about using ketamine prior to the infusion.
Do not stop any medications for hypertension before the infusion.
We strongly recommend avoiding driving or operating heavy machinery for 24 hours after your infusions.
Hallucinations can range from pleasant dreams to intense visual and auditory hallucinations.
It can also change behavior, and because of this, we recommend to having supervision for 24 hours after infusion and avoiding major life decisions for 24 hours as well.
Does RevIVe Wellness accept health insurance?
We do not accept insurance for payment of IV medical infusions or hydration. However, this does not rule out the possibility of you getting some reimbursement by your insurance provider.after infusion and avoiding major life decisions for 24 hours as well.
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