Yes and yes. While non-anesthetic applications of ketamine are classified as “off label” or “generic” by the FDA, what this means is that ketamine is both legally and medically permitted for use in patients by the direction of a licensed physician.
Concerns about individual patient safety are mitigated by our medical screening process. During treatment, the most common side effects include dissociation, dizziness, and nausea however these side effects often lessen as the patient undergoes subsequent treatments.
One of the unique qualities of ketamine is that it is well tolerated among a broad population and causes no serious adverse effects in patients when administered in low, therapeutic doses.