Ketamine Hydrochloride is a prescription medicine used as a sedative for diagnostic and surgical procedures. Ketamine Hydrochloride may be used alone or with other medications.
Effects are immediate if injected, though this practice is rarer, with most users sniffing the drug. It is also used as a treatment for depression, a pain management tool, and as a recreational drug. Ketamine is a novel compound that was derived from phencyclidine in 1962 in pursuit of a safer anesthetic with fewer hallucinogenic effects.