Ketamine is a fast-acting anaesthetic and painkiller used primarily in veterinary surgery. It is also used to a lesser extent in human medicine.
Ketamine can produce vivid dreams or hallucinations, and make the user feel as though the mind is separated from the body. This effect is called dissociation. When ketamine is given to humans for medical reasons, it is often given in combination with another drug that prevents hallucinations.
- Do You Know . . . Ketamine
This brochure provides general information about ketamine and answers the questions: How does ketamine make you feel? Is ketamine dangerous? Is ketamine addictive? What are the long-term effects of using ketamine?