Ketamine is FDA-approved for anesthesia and sedation during procedures medical procedures. Since its approval in 1970, it has been widely used in operating rooms and emergency departments. A prescription version of ketamine administered through a nasal spray was approved in 2019 by the FDA for treatment-resistant depression, however, approval for infusion therapy for the treatment of depression, anxiety, chronic pain , OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or drug abuse or alcohol is off-label and has not been approved by the FDA.
Ketamine infusion therapy is still being studied, but research shows that it has a high success rate when it comes to treating persistent depression, Persistent Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, chronic pain and debilitating anxiety. The rate of effectiveness makes infusion therapy of ketamine be helpful for people who have not been able to achieve lasting relief through traditional medical solutions. Check out our Ketamine Clinic in Fort Lauderdale.