Tripsitter Clinic administers ketamine as an oral rapid dissolving tablet and/or nasal spray. The range of doses which we administered are all considered therapeutic and thus, low-dose. Generally, oral and intranasal ketamine patients require more frequent treatments (anywhere from 4-12 per month). The recovery period after an oral ketamine treatment is generally shorter than any other form of ketamine therapy. Oral ketamine is generally the most cost effective treatment option with intranasal ketamine spray not far behind.
Intravenous (IV) ketamine therapy is administered in a saline within a fluid bag and slowly infused over several hours. Treatment occurs at an outpatient clinic and are generally split into two periods: the stabilization period and the maintenance period. The stabilization periods requires anywhere from 4-6 infusions within a two week range. The maintenance period requires less frequent treatments and can range anywhere from one to four treatments per month thereafter. The recovery period after an IV ketamine infusion is the longest of any other forms of ketamine therapy. Ketamine infusion therapy is also among the least cost effective treatment options, costing anywhere from $400-900 per individual infusion.