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- Ketamine triggers a dreamlike state. This state can be accompanied by images and impressions that we normally perceive during sleep.
- Do not consume ketamine alone, because it can happen that you lose touch with reality, become immobile and can no longer speak.
- Avoid mixed use with alcohol and benzodiazepines, GHB, heroin or tilidine, as all these substances attenuate the respiratory centre. There is a risk of respiratory arrest.
- Familiar people and a safe environment can protect you from a “rude awakening”.
- Ketamine should never be consumed on a full stomach, then there is a risk of vomiting and suffocation.
- Ketamine can lead to balance problems, and the sensation of pain is also greatly reduced.
- Tell your friends what you have consumed in case of an incident and they need to get help.
- Very common side effects are psychotropic effects (pseudohallucinations, unpleasant dreams), nausea and vomiting, increased salivation (hypersalivation), visual disturbances, dizziness and motor agitation.
- Ketamine is not a dance and party drug! Consume only in a planned manner! Impaired motor skills can lead to accidents and injuries.
- You feel like you’re consuming too much? The drug counselling centre near you will be happy to help you!
- Ketamine relaxes the muscles in the ass, which is why it is often used for fisting. Ketamine reduces/blocks the sensation of pain! Caution with injurious sex practices. Injuries can occur unnoticed, which increases the risk of contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (especially hepatitis).
- Ketamine disinhibits, which increases the risk of unsafe sex – Caution, this increases the risk of infection with HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
- Sex and ketamine only work if there is mutual agreement and great trust. Clarify in advance which sex practices are desired by both parties and which are not.
- Consume only so much that you can defend yourself or still recognize the defensive signals of your partner.
- Before getting down to business, make sure you have enough safer sex paraphernalia (gloves, condoms, lubricant) ready.
- Watch your body! If you see anything unusual, see a doctor immediately. Have yourself tested for sexually transmitted infections and vaccinated against hepatitis A/B every 6 months with different sex partners.
HIV & Ketamine
- Take drugs and HIV medication at staggered intervals. This may reduce interactions somewhat. Always keep the dose of drugs low when taking medication at the same time.
- Often the night will be long – take sufficient medication with you and keep to your schedule.
- Talk to your doctor about the interaction of your HIV drugs with intoxicants! Especially protease inhibitors and Sustiva in particular intensify/prolong the effect of ketamine (caution: hallucinations and loss of consciousness).
- Ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra) increases the risk of liver inflammation.
- You can find information on the interaction of substances in and HIV drugs in German here.