If you are seeking ketamine infusion therapy for mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, or other mood disorders, it is very possible you may be taking daily medications for these conditions. As ketamine continues to grow as a popular choice in treatment, it is important to be aware of medicines that can interfere with or decrease the effectiveness of the infusions.
There are a few medications prescribed for mood disorders that target the same pathways in the brain that ketamine infusion therapy works in. Mixing these medications with your ketamine therapy can decrease the efficacy of the treatment or how well it works.
Fortunately, some medications can work together to improve your ketamine infusions.
While some medications should be avoided with ketamine therapy, it is great to note that a majority of psychiatric medicines do not interfere with ketamine therapy. Antidepressant medications can be used with ketamine infusion therapy and are even sometimes used for patients who are waiting for their antidepressants to kick in. During your initial assessment, we will ask you to disclose any current medication or drug intake to ensure you’re safe to start ketamine infusion therapy.
If you have any questions or want to learn if ketamine therapy is right for you, you can call us at (773) 227-2687 or fill out our contact form here.