Off-Label Prescription? What Does That Mean?
When medicine is prescribed off-label, many patients worry about safety, particularly with ketamine. Though ketamine has been used as an FDA-approved anesthetic since 1970, it may be prescribed as off-label when used therapeutically for anxiety, depression, PTSD, chronic pain, OCD, and substance dependencies. This is because several studies over the years have shown that low doses of ketamine can disrupt negative thought patterns and obsessions in the brain.