Ketamine And Phencyclidine (Pcp)

Ketamine and phencyclidine are dissociative anesthetic, which can lead to intoxication, sometimes with confusion or a catatonic state. Overdose can lead to coma and, in rare cases, death.

Ketamine and phencyclidine (PCP) are chemically related anesthetics. These drugs are often used to falsify other Halluzinogenewie LSD or sold as such.

Ketamine and phencyclidine are dissociative anesthetic, which can lead to intoxication, sometimes with confusion or a catatonic state. Overdose can lead to coma and, in rare cases, death. Ketamine and phencyclidine (PCP) are chemically related anesthetics. These drugs are often used to falsify other Halluzinogenewie LSD or sold as such. Ketamine is produced in liquid or powder form. In the illegal use of the powder is sniffed, as a rule, but can also be taken orally. The liquid form is i.v., i.m. or s.c. brought in. PCP, formerly often used, is no longer produced legally for some time. It is manufactured illegally and sold on the street under names such as Angel Dust, sometimes in combination with herbs, marijuana and tobacco. Symptoms and complaints At low doses it is a slight euphoria, often followed by anxiety or mood swings. An overdose leads to a depersonalization and dissociation; at higher doses the dissociation can be stronger and the response to external stimuli is affected, the body will “shut down” completely. This is the so-called. “K-hole” ( “ketamine-hole”) with Streitlust, ataxia, dysarthria, muscular hypertonicity, nystagmus, hyperreflexia and myoclonic jerks. At very high doses it can lead to acidosis, hyperthermia, tachycardia, severe hypertension, seizures and coma; Deaths are unusual. Acute effects fade quickly in general, and many patients regain their normal consciousness in 45 minutes to a few hours again. Diagnosis Clinical Investigation The diagnosis is made clinically in general. Ketamine is not detected by routine urine tests on substances; Gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy tests and can be requested when ketamine needs to be confirmed. Therapy Supportive tests, the patient should be carefully monitored in a stimulation-free environment. Benzodiazepines can be used to control movement and seizures. Another treatment is rarely needed.

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