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Re: Ketamine infusions for Depression

Posted by chumbawumba on January 4, 2017, at 2:32:27

In reply to Re: Ketamine infusions for Depression TJ_smith, posted by SLS on February 18, 2016, at 14:45:34

> The dosage of ketamine is critical - (0.5 mg/kg) over 40 minutes. You can have IV infusions every day, but if the dosage is too low - or too high - it won't work for depression.
>

Why do so many docs use intranaasal ketamine or intramuscular shots? One could deliver the correct dosage but timing smooth delivery over 40 minutes would be impossible. Is the rate critical, the dosage critical or both?


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