Frequently Asked Questions
Patients feel better within hours of treatment.
Minimal Side Effects
Ketamine is a safe treatment with few or no side effects.
Ketamine was FDA approved in 1970 and used by anesthesiologists in surgery.
Effective with Long Term Benefits
Ketamine is effective in treating mood and pain conditions.
IV infusions last approximately 45 minutes. Patients usually recover within 30 minutes of treatment.
Ketamine infusion is effective against Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD).
Here are some of the questions we hear most frequently.
What is Ketamine?
Ketamine has been used in hospitals for the past 50 years mostly during surgery in children, adults, and even animals as an anesthetic. More recently Ketamine is being used to help patients with depression, bipolar, anxiety, PTSD, and chronic pain (such as fibromyalgia and CRPS). The low dosage has shown incredible results for patients. The doses vary depending on the patient.
How many infusions will I need?
The typical regiment is 6 infusions. Mood disorder infusions last approximately 50 minutes. Chronic pain patients could need more than 6 infusions and each infusion range from 2-3 hours. After the initial treatment infusions, patients may need booster infusions.
If Ketamine works, will I be on it for the rest of my life?
No. Ketamine Infusions have proven effective in most cases, and it’s the latest treatment for depression, bipolar, anxiety PTSD and CRPS.
How quickly can I be seen?
A patient consultation is required for all patients to determine the treatment plan. Please call us as soon as possible to schedule a consultation. After the initial assessment, patients are scheduled at one of our convenient locations.
Will the insurance cover the treatment?
Some insurance carriers support services. We can work with you to help you determine the best financial arrangements.
Will this be inpatient or outpatient?
PointKetamine facilities are outpatient centers. The environment is private to allow patients to maintain their privacy.
Can I work after?
It is not advisable that you work after treatments. You may resume regular activities the following day.
How long will I be out?
You will be awake during the infusions. Although ketamine is historically an anesthetic, the doses that are administered are sub-anesthetic levels. You may feel a bit drowsy during and after the infusions.
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