Ketamine Uses

Ketamine Uses are many; here we are describing some of them. NMDA antagonists like ketamine were shown to be effective in suppressing the symptoms of opiate withdrawal. Subanesthetic doses (0.5 mg/kg/hour) of ketamine are effective in the correction of acute precipitated opiate withdrawal.

Its use as an sedative is well known.

The most common use of ketamine is in anesthesia for sedation or even inducing anesthesia.

Ketamine has been shown to decrease the opioid (morphine, fentanyl tolerance. We find several other Ketamine Uses as well.

NMDA receptors for glutamate are involved in the pathophysiology of mental depression and the mechanism of action of antidepressants. Evidence suggests the role of the glutamatergic system.

Small dose ketamine improves the postoperative depressive state and relieved postoperative pain in depressed patients. Single subanesthetic dose (0.5 mg/kg) of ketamine produces rapid antidepressant effect and continued to remain significant for 1 week.

One of the Ketamine Uses is that; the Ketamine has been used in the treatment of acute status asthmaticus or treatment of bronchospasm in mechanically ventilated patients. The doses used is 0.75 mg/kg—2 mg/kg bolus followed by an infusion of 20—60 microgram/kg/min.

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