Acute Effects of Ketamine – What Does That Mean and Why Did Matthew Perry, Star of Friends, Die from It?

The report emphasized that the elevated levels of ketamine found in Perry’s postmortem blood could result in cardiovascular overstimulation and respiratory depression. The concentration of ketamine was noted to be equivalent to that used in general anesthesia. Despite ketamine’s growing use as an alternative therapy for mental health conditions, it is also known to be used recreationally.