ketamine hcl

Dose and onset

How? How Much? When? For how Long?

As with any drug, the correct dose for you depends on factors such as weight, gender, metabolism, whether you have taken the drug recently or not, amongst many others.

Read our section on dosing and tolerance in ME for more information.

How you take it matters…

Snorting

Snorting is the most common way of using it. People usually divide the powder out into lines with a card and snort it with a straw or a piece of paper. Snorting through one nostril over a long time can lead to nasal ulcers or damage the septum.

Oral

Ingesting ketamine results in slightly different effects to snorting or injecting. If taken as a ‘bomb” (wrapping a dose in a cigarette paper) the effects take longer to feel and the experience will last longer. Taking ketamine orally usually results in a less intense experience.

Gumming is another way of doing it. A small amount is applied on the inside of the lips or gum. This can damage your gums and lips. Gumming is not a common way of taking ketamine as most users find the taste very unpleasant.

Intramuscular injection

Injection is the most harmful way to take it. Like all other substances mentioned on our website- it’s recommended that you do not inject ketamine. Injecting also increases the likelihood of becoming addicted to a substance.

How much?

Snorting

  • Light dose: 15-30mg
  • Common dose: 30-75mg
  • Strong dose: 60-125mg
  • Heavy (“K-hole”): 100-250mg

Oral

  • Light dose: 50-100mg
  • Medium dose: 75-300mg
  • Strong dose: 200-450mg
  • Heavy (“K-hole”): 500mg+

Intramuscular injection

  • Light dose: 15-30mg
  • Medium dose: 25-50mg
  • Strong dose: 40-100mg
  • Heavy (“K-hole”): 60-125mg

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When do the effects kick in and for how long?

The START time below is when you will usually begin to feel the effects of ketamine from the time when you first take it. The DURATION is roughly the length of time you will experience the effects, after which the effects will start to wind off and you might start to feel the calm-down/comedown down effects.

Timeline for snorted ketamine:

  • START: 5-15 minutes
  • DURATION: 40-60 minutes
  • AFTER-EFFECTS: 1-3 hours

Timeline for ketamine taken orally:

  • START: 5-20 minutes
  • DURATION: 90 minutes
  • AFTER-EFFECTS: 40-80 minutes

Timeline for injected ketamine:

  • START: 1-5 minutes
  • DURATION: 1-2 hours
  • AFTER-EFFECTS: 2-4 hours

Ketamine may have an anti-depressive effect in low doses (20-30mg), and there are currently a number of ongoing research trials looking into this.

Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic developed in the early 1960s and used in human and veterinary medicine. The drug is primarily used for anesthesia.

In the 1950s, phencyclidine (PCP) was developed as an intravenous general anesthetic, but because of its severe side effects, ketamine was developed as a dissociative anesthetic to replace PCP.

Street Names

Various street names for ketamine include K, Special K, Vitamin K, super acid, super c, bump, cat Valium, green, honey oil, special la coke, and jet.

What It Looks Like

Ketamine usually appears as a clear liquid or a white or off-white powder. However, it can be sold illegally in pill or capsule form. It is tasteless and odorless.

How It’s Used

In medical settings, ketamine is given intravenously to induce and maintain anesthesia. In substance abuse settings, it can be ingested by mouth in pill or capsule form. In liquid form, it can be injected into a vein, consumed in beverages, or added to smokable materials. Some users inject the drug intramuscularly.

Who Takes Ketamine?

As a street drug, ketamine has become popular as a “club drug,” used by teens and young adults at dance clubs and events known as raves. Because it is odorless and tasteless and can be added to beverages without being detected, it has been used as a “date-rape drug.”

As a date rape drug, ketamine can cause the victim to not be able to speak or move. It can also induce amnesia so that victims may not be able to recall events that took place while they are under the influence, making it an even more effective date rape drug. BUY KETAMINE ONLINE

Effects

For the drug abuser, the effects of ketamine are similar to PCP, but not as severe and with a shorter duration. Users describe the high from ketamine as a pleasant sensation of floating or a dissociative state of being separated from their bodies. The drug can produce hallucinogenic-like effects, lasting a short period of time, from one to two hours.

Some ketamine users describe a feeling of complete sensory detachment, which they associate with a near-death experience. Others describe this experience as being so deep inside the mind that reality seems distant. This state of total dissociation is called the “k-hole.”

Bring 1 pot of water to boil (2 if your doing a whole 50ml bottle) place half (or 25ml) onto a normal ceramic plate. Omce the water has boiled, bring the temp down to a low setting and place the plate on top of the pot. (many of you may notice this is how you melt cooking chocolate)

(the reason I recommend using only half the bottle or 25ml is beacause any more takes longer to cook)

Within a few minutes you will see the edges turn to crystal. You can even watch as the Ketamine ‘skins’ over the top to look like a sheet of ice (ice as in frozen water) Leave this to ‘cook’ for about half an hour or so.

When you return look VERY closely to see if there are any little patches of bubbles bubbling up underneath. If so leave for another five min or so. If your NOT sure, just get a knife and scrape across the plate. if its cooked it will just all scrape off nicely. If you do this and you still see its a little wet, obviously it’s not done yet.

When its done, turn of the stove, grab a tea towel, lift up the plate and dry it underneath (and yes this will be hot so be careful) You can then get a razor or Card and scrape it into a nice little pile to do what you wish.