What is an IV Ketamine Infusion?
Ketamine is a non-opioid medication that has been used for decades in anesthesiology and pain management to treat pain. More recently, it has become popular as a treatment option for those patients suffering from chronic pain, central sensitization, neuropathies, and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome as an IV infusion. To ensure a safe and effective therapy, all our ketamine infusions are customized to the patient. We dose our medications based on ideal body weight (IBW) and pre-treat our patients with anti-anxiety medication and anti-nausea medication to avoid any negative side effects. We have designed an exclusive IV lounge where these infusions are administered to offer a tranquil environment where patients can experience maximal pain relief. Generally these infusions last anywhere between 45 minutes to 1 hour, however the length of infusions can vary based on the patient as well.
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Who is a candidate for a Ketamine Infusion?
Ketamine infusions can be used for many different forms of chronic pain, including but not limited to Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), fibromyalgia, and those looking to help wean off their opioid therapy. Each patient is unique and will require a tailored IV infusion to experience benefit. During your first consultation, your physician will review your complete medical history, as well as perform a physical examination to ensure that you are an appropriate candidate for this treatment.
How is a Ketamine Infusion performed?
During your ketamine infusion an IV is placed in your arm or hand, and the infusion is slowly administered over 45 minutes to 1 hour. Patient’s will have a baseline set of vitals taken prior to the start of their infusion and pre-medication provided to the patient. Generally this will be an anti-anxiety and/or anti-nausea medication. Throughout the duration of your infusion one of our medical assistants will frequently check up on you to ensure that you are not having any side effects and answer any questions you may have. Once your infusion is complete you will be monitored for at least 30 minutes prior to your discharge. Patient’s may be drowsy for several hours following their infusion and may need a responsible adult to escort them home. Most patients who receive benefit from IV ketamine infusions generally have multiple treatments over the course of several weeks. The frequency and number of infusions can be discussed with our physicians during your visit.
If you are interested in booking an IV ketamine infusion, please call Ospina Medical in Midtown Manhattan today. Our physicians are leaders in the field of wellness and IV therapies and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.