Ketamine is a dissociatives drug. It is used by medical practitioners and veterinarians as an anaesthetic. 

It is sometimes used illegally by people to get high. Ketamine can produce psychedelic effects, causing a person to see, hear, smell, feel or taste things that aren’t really there or are different from how they are in reality. 

What does it look like?

When it’s sold illegally, ketamine usually comes as a white crystalline powder. It can also be made into tablets and pills or dissolved in a liquid.

Slang names  Special K, K, ket, kitkat, super k or horse trank.


How is it used?

Ketamine can be swallowed, snorted or injected. It is also sometimes smoked with cannabis or tobacco. 

Visible signs of potential use of Ketamine:
The effects of ketamine may be experienced within 30 seconds if injected, 5–10 minutes if snorted, and up to 20 minutes if swallowed.
The effects of ketamine can last for approximately 45 to 90 minutes.

  • Feeling happy and relaxed

  • Feeling detached from your body 

  • Hallucinations, Confusion and clumsiness

  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure

  • Slurred speech and blurred vision

  • Anxiety, panic and violence

  • Vomiting

  • Lowered sensitivity to pain

Please note the effects listed in this information do not automatically indicate that a person is under the influence of illicit drugs. This is only a guide to the possibility.