Ketamine Overdose Symptoms
Overdose on ketamine, an anesthetic with hallucinogenic effects, can cause a person’s respiration levels to be negatively disrupted, making it harder for them to breathe.
Signs of a ketamine overdose include:
- Nausea and/or vomiting.
- Severe confusion.
- Chest pain and irregular heart rate.
- Violence or terrors possibly related to hallucinations.
- Extreme sedation.
- Loss of consciousness or coma.
- Heightened blood pressure.
Ketamine overdose can be fatal, although death from ketamine poisoning alone is rare. Since paralysis is a side effect of ketamine, if individuals start vomiting, they may choke on their vomit. Accidents and injuries related to the dissociative effects may also result in injuries and life-threatening consequences.