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Ketamine becomes more popular for off-label use, but caution still exists

Patients in the ICU might have another alternative for pain control and sedation, in the form of a drug approved as an anesthetic nearly 50 years ago. Ketamine is being used more regularly as an optio... read more

‘Club Drug’ Ketamine Provides Hope in Fight Against Depression

For more, visit TIME Health. Scientists are increasingly convinced that ketamine, a popular ... off label, huge questions still remain about how much of the drug to give, and for how long, says Nemero... read more

Club Drug Ketamine Gains Traction As A Treatment For Depression

Ketamine was developed as an anesthetic and received FDA approval for this use in 1970. Decades later, it became popular as a psychedelic ... which takes effect more quickly. Insurers don't cover the ... read more

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Ketamine, notorious club drug, shows promise as a treatment for depression, studies indicate

Despite years of therapy and many medications, Misra, 36, had become ... ketamine to patients who have depression or, to a lesser extent, chronic pain. Though the FDA has not approved those uses, the ... read more


Large Study Finds Ketamine Has Value for Depression

Off-label use of ketamine as an ... For financial and ethical reasons, ketamine has never been tested for its safety and effectiveness in treating depression in a large-scale clinical trial, but it re... read more

Ketamine: Leading the Way Toward Fast-Acting Antidepressants

It’s an anesthetic popular ... still under study, some clinicians are starting to offer ketamine to patients whose depression is not responding to other approaches. Since it is FDA-approved for use as ... read more

Depression: Ketamine Eyes Hath Seen The Glory?

In a ‘double-blind’, randomized, between-subjects trial, ketamine was substantially more ... use midazolam? Murrough et al’s justification is that both ketamine and midazolam are used in anaesthesia. ... read more

Ketamine, notorious club drug, shows great promise as a treatment for depression, clinic operators say

Despite years of therapy and a trove of medications, Misra, 36, had become ... ketamine to patients who have depression or, to a lesser extent, chronic pain. Though the FDA has not approved those uses ... read more

Study shows fast-acting benefits of ketamine for depression and suicidality

Most antidepressants take four to six weeks to become fully effective. This study was a proof-of-concept, phase 2, study for esketamine; it must still ... The authors caution that more research is nee... read more

Growing evidence that party drug 'Special K' can help severe depression

This gets the job done much more quickly ... but it's still not enough to show how the drug will affect people after several months — even years — of repeated treatment. There are some clinics that do ... read more

Ketamine, notorious club drug, shows promise as a treatment for depression, studies indicate

Some warn that questions remain about ketamine’s long-term safety and effectiveness ... Though the FDA has not approved those uses, the agency allows doctors to dispense drugs for “off-label” purposes ... read more

The Ketamine Consensus?

The statement says that ketamine is probably helpful in depression, but the effects are short-lived. Regular repeated treatment (twice per week) may help extend the effect, but there’s little good dat... read more



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