Side effects to ketamine treatment are short lived, generally lasting 2-4 hours after your medicine session. These may include an increase in heart rate and blood pressure, nausea, dizziness, blurry vision, perceptual changes, and impaired motor coordination. A rare long-term side effect in daily users of ketamine is inflammation of the bladder.
In any case, we advise our patients to take precautions like refraining from driving or operating machinery until the day following a restful sleep.
Ultimately, our priority is always to make sure we can safely provide our patients with the care they need. If you experience side effects that are unexpected or alarming, please reach out to your Psychiatric Clinician immediately in the Support tab within the Innerwell Portal. As always, if you find yourself in need of immediate mental health support, please consider the following resources:
- For mental health crises or emergencies, please call or text 988 to reach the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
- In cases of danger, please dial 911 for assistance or visit the nearest emergency room.
If you have specific questions or concerns, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.