On Infusion Day
For safety reasons, you will need someone to accompany you to your infusion appointment and drive you home as the ketamine may leave you a little tired. Please wear comfortable, loose clothing so we are able to easily place the cardiac monitor leads under your shirt and monitor your vital signs. Bring a light blanket of your choice. You may bring headphones and listen to music of your choice.
Ketamine is generally very well tolerated with few side effects. Most people describe the infusion experience as pleasant. Despite this, a small percentage of patients may experience mild nausea during the infusion. To prevent this, we will pretreat you with nausea medication prior to initiating the Ketamine infusion. You do not need to be fasting, but we ask that you don’t eat 2-4 hours prior to your infusion.