Pre-and Post-Treatment Instructions

Be Prepared for Healing

Pre-Treatment Instructions

  • Do not eat heavy meals 3 hours prior to your appointment time, stick to lighter snacks
  • We encourage you to wear something comfortable and bring a jacket/blanket as well as headphones.
  • Avoid use of cellphones during your treatment (change to silent) to help create a comfortable and quiet environment.
  • You may take your regular medicines as you normally would, including the morning of the infusion unless told otherwise by the physician. If you are on Lamictal (Lamotrigine) or a high dose of benzodiazepines, please discuss with KWI MD.
  • SSRIs and tricyclics do not interfere with ketamine and there is no need to stop or adjust dose. If you are taking opiates, muscle relaxants, or anti-inflammatories, continue those
  • Plan to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled treatment time.
  • Plan to recover for approximately 20 minutes after your infusion before being released to go home with a driver.
  • For infusions that last up to 2+ hours (neuropathic pain) you should plan on recovering for approximately 1 hour before being released to go home.
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Continue to Heal

Post-Treatment Instructions

  • Arrange for someone to drive you home.
  • You should not drive a car, operate machinery or make any legal decision for the next 24 hours.
  • You should not use any recreational drugs or alcohol for the next 24 hours

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