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7 Alternative Ketamine Prescription Delivery Methods Replacing IVs & Injections

7 Alternative Ketamine Delivery Methods Replacing IVs & Injections

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Ketamine, a medication originally utilized for anesthesia, has gained recognition for its growing popularity in chronic pain, depression, and various psychiatric disorders. Traditionally administered via IV or injection at specialized clinics, this approach required patients to visit healthcare facilities, presenting logistical and financial hurdles. However, the recent advancements in medical science paved the way for alternative forms of ketamine administration, enabling patients to receive their therapies conveniently at home.

Are you a Georgia patient or practitioner with a question for a pharmacist?

Morgan Compounding Pharmacy stands as Georgia’s trusted ketamine compounding pharmacy, leading the way in this innovative shift. We specialize in crafting a range of ketamine formulations in order to meet the unique needs of each patient, thereby enhancing accessibility and convenience.

Here are seven alternative ketamine delivery methods we offer, moving beyond traditional IVs and injections:

Ketamine Suppositories: For patients with gastrointestinal sensitivities or those who prefer not to take medication orally, suppositories provide rapid absorption through the rectal mucosa, offering quick symptom relief.

Ketamine Capsules: An easy option for those who are comfortable with oral administration. Capsules are designed to ensure effective absorption of ketamine through the digestive system.

Ketamine Transdermal Lipoderm Creams: Tailored for direct application on the skin, these creams allow for ketamine to be absorbed transdermally, bypassing the gastrointestinal tract entirely. This method is ideal for patients seeking localized relief or those with digestive concerns.

Ketamine Sublingual Solution/Suspension: Placed under the tongue, this solution or suspension facilitates rapid absorption directly into the bloodstream, circumventing the digestive system.

Ketamine Rapid Dissolve Tablet: Designed to dissolve swiftly under the tongue, this tablet offers ease of use and a faster onset of action by avoiding the gastrointestinal route.

Ketamine Troche: A slowly dissolving lozenge for the mouth, providing a prolonged release of medication for sustained relief, beneficial for patients requiring gradual absorption.

Ketamine Nasal Spray: A cutting-edge method delivering ketamine through the nasal passages, ensuring rapid entry into the bloodstream. This approach is both straightforward and effective, becoming a favored choice among patients.

Related Articles

Safety and efficacy of intranasal ketamine for the treatment of breakthrough pain in patients with chronic pain: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study

The effect of intravenous, intranasal, and oral ketamine in mood disorders: A meta-analysis

Morgan Compounding Pharmacy & Ketamine Prescription Services

At Morgan Compounding Pharmacy, we are committed to addressing the unique challenges faced by individuals dealing with chronic pain and psychiatric conditions.

Our mission is to provide most personalized, high-quality medications that integrate seamlessly into patients’ lives. By offering ketamine in a variety of delivery methods, we aim to make it more accessible and less invasive, empowering patients to take control of their health conditions more efficiently.

We encourage Georgia practitioners interested in offering their patients flexible, at-home ketamine alternatives to reach out to us. Together, we can develop customized prescription plans tailored to each of your patient’s specific needs.

Additionally, patients curious about alternative ketamine therapies are advised to consult with their doctors about these options and consider Morgan Compounding Pharmacy for fulfilling their ketamine prescription needs.

Step into the future of ketamine therapy with Morgan Compounding Pharmacy. Contact us today to discover more about our innovative ketamine formulations and how we can assist you or your patients on the path to improved well-being.

References

Carr et al. (2004). Safety and efficacy of intranasal ketamine for the treatment of breakthrough pain in patients with chronic pain: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study, Pain, Volume 108, Issues 1–2, Pages 17-27,ISSN 0304-3959. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pain.2003.07.001.

McIntyre et al. (2020). The effect of intravenous, intranasal, and oral ketamine in mood disorders: A meta-analysis, Journal of Affective Disorders, Volume 276, Pages 576-584, ISSN 0165-0327. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.06.050.