Common Street Names
Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic drug first developed in the early 1960’s. It is currently used medically in humans and more so in animals by veterinarians. Ketamine is also sometimes classified as a club drug or a date rape drug
- Special K
- Kit Kat
- Vitamin K
- Super C
- Cat Valium
Ketamine is odorless and tasteless making it easy to add to the drink of an unsuspecting person. It also induces amnesia so the events that take place under the influence of Ketamine are often unclear to the user.
Ketamine can be used in a variety of ways. It may be in a liquid form where it can be injected or ingested in a drink. It can also be in a powder form which resembles cocaine that can be sprinkled on cigarettes or marijuana and smoked or snorted. The powder form can also be compressed into tablets or made into capsules.
The effects of Ketamine are similar to PCP but tend to be less potent and have a shorter duration. Onset of action of Ketamine occurs within minutes and generally lasts from 30 to 60 minutes when used recreationally. Although pleasurable effects wear off relatively soon senses, judgment, and coordination can be impaired for up to 24 hours.
Effects May Include:
Some Ketamine users report a terrifying feeling of almost complete sensory detachment. They often describe this as being like a near death experience and describe it similarly to a ‘bad trip’ on LSD. This bad experience on Ketamine is more likely to occur on higher doses and is commonly referred to as a K-Hole.
- visual distortions, delirium
- Increased Heart Rate
- lost sense of time, sense and identity
- potentially fatal respiratory problems
- memory loss
- nausea and vomiting
- impaired motor function, convulsions
- feeling of being seperated from one’s body
- Increased Blood Pressure
- A dose of Ketamine is referred to as a ‘bump’
- 90% of Ketamine legally sold is for veterinary use