Ketamine hydrochloride
The substance is used as a narcotic, particularly in veterinary medicine. Pure Ketamine is a crystalline, white, scentless powder. It is often mixed with other substances (filling agents, Cocaine, Ecstasy etc.). Ketamine is mostly swallowed or snorted. Especially in Great Britain, Ketamine is also available as pills and is sometimes mixed with MDMA and sold as Ecstasy.

There are two different kinds of Ketamine that circulate on the market: Ketamine and S-Ketamine. S-Ketamine is chemically produced Ketamine with added sedative [soothing] and analgetic [painkilling] effects. Side effects like nightmares and bad trips occur less frequently. S-Ketamine is twice as strong as Ketamine.

Ketamine is also referred to as "K", "KET", "Special K" and "Vitamine K".      


Attention: Use only half of the dose of S-Ketamine for a similar effect!


20-30 mg snorted Ketamine are sufficient to put you into a drunken, tipsy-like state.

If activities like dancing, walking etc. are planned, a larger dose is not advisable because a dose above 30 mg will significantly impede your capacity to move.

A dose between 30 and 100 mg [for a person weighing 150 pounds and an intake via snorting] can cause unpleasant feelings because side effects can clearly be felt while the desired full flush effect does not yet occur.

A dose between 100-150 mg [1,5-2 mg/kg, 0,75-1 mg/lb body weight] is sufficient for a "full trip": Initially, the surroundings frequently seem to fragment and disintegrate. An "out of body" experience might occur.

You temporarily lose your ability to taste and smell. Hallucinations are common, music often sounds distorted. You might feel a sensation of lightness. Reduced desire to talk and to express feelings. Your capacity to (re)act and your perception are impeded. Your sensitivity to pain is considerably reduced or even numbed.

The effect kicks in after about 5-10 min when snorted, 15-20 min when swallowed. The effects last for 1.5-2 h.

Short-term side effects

Blood pressure and pulse are increased. Nausea and vomiting may occur (in particular caused by movement) and anxiety attacks are possible. Spells of paranoia may set in [as with LSD]. A feeling of weakness will last for a long period of time after the trip.

In the event of an overdose: Danger of sudden loss of consciousness (mostly with open eyes; the eyes may dry out). Danger of coma and cramp attacks.

Long-term side effects

Long-term side effects of Ketamine use have not yet been researched. Organic impairments are presumed. Also, it is certain that memory impairment, tolerance development, psychological dependence and psychoses may be triggered. Frequent use may cause damage to the nerves and the brain.

Interaction with other drugs

Ketamine on its own does not cause respiratory paralysis but there is an increased risk when combined with substances that are breath repressive like Alcohol, sleeping pills, Sedatives, Heroin, GHB. Avoid mixing!
Ketamine and Alcohol: can cause life-threatening reactions like respiratory paralysis!

Ketamine and Sedatives [Valium]: commonly used combination in medicine to avoid nightmares and to reduce perception. However, this combination poses the risk of respiratory paralysis and should only be applied by experienced anaesthetists.
Ketamine and Amphetamine/Methamphetamine, Cocaine, other stimulants: the combination of sedative [calming] and adrenalising effects is often described as being physically and mentally unpleasant. The consumption of stimulants increases the impulse to move. This can lead to injuries and accidents especially because Ketamine affects body coordination and causes insensibility to pain.

Mixing Ketamine with other substances increases the above mentioned risks and side effects because the effects of the individual substances might boost each other.    

Safer Use

As with all drugs, set [how you are feeling] and setting [your current environment] play a decisive role in altering the effect. Ketamine is not a dance and party drug. Plan consumption carefully! Reduced body coordination can lead to injuries and accidents! Best: lie down and don't take it when on your own. At a dose of 100-150 mg a sober person - who can help in the case of an emergency - should be with you. The assistant can check your pulse and breathing and can provide first aid or call a doctor if necessary.

If a person is fully high on Ketamine, do not offer him or her food or drinks! Ketamine disturbs the functioning of mouth and throat - there is a heightened risk of choking. Additionally, defense reflexes of the mouth and throat could overact; contact with water can cause cramps in the throat with respiratory paralysis or cardiac arrest! After intoxication water may be drunk.

Due to a lower sensitivity to pain: great danger of injuries [especially when walking around] and burns [hot drinks!] If on Ketamine do not swim or take a bath - danger of drowning caused by the sudden inability to move!
If Ketamine is injected: have a person with you! Needle could stick into arm as effect kicks in very fast!

Ketamine should not be taken after eating. Do not eat anything for at least one hour before use. Have (any) music turned down softly. You may not be able to hear some frequencies, but they can still damage your ears!

People with high blood pressure, epilepsy, and depressions should not use Ketamine. The Ketamine rush is exhausting. Take a break the day after.

female special

Often the same dose has stronger effects on women due to lower weight and smaller figure. This may also heighten the above mentioned risks. Therefore: take a smaller dose! If side effects like vomiting and diarrhoea occur too little of the active agent of the birth control pill might reach the blood circuit - pregnancy is possible.

Ketamine [like all other substances] gets into placenta and breast milk. The unborn child may be affected. High doses may lead to premature delivery. Hence: do not take Ketamine during pregnancy under any circumstances!

This information is not intended to promote drug consumption! Ketamine is subject to the guidelines for registered and controlled pharmaceuticals.



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