This drug is available in 500 mg/10 ml vials which is 50 mg/ml. The liquid form of ketamine is better than the pills as the pills usually contain other substances. Thus, Doctors usually go for the vials which are then injected direct into the blood for faster effects.
Snorting ketamine induces the effects faster than swallowing it. Different methods of ingestion have different speeds at which they reach the brain to exert effects, and snorting isn’t far behind smoking and injection in terms of how fast it gets the drug to the brain. Methods of ingestion that get the drug to the brain quicker are associated with higher risks of addiction development, so snorting is one of the riskier ways to take ketamine.
Snorting causes effects to arise more quickly than some other routes of administration. Snorting a drug facilitates its quick passage through the nasal mucous membranes directly into the blood. Ketamine is able to relatively rapidly cross the blood-brain barrier. This is as result of the sharp rise in serum drug concentrations that snorting accomplishes. When a person snorts ketamine, they will experience a different rush than they would having swallowed it, which both adds to addiction potential and increases overdose risk. Snorting ketamine delivers a heavy helping of fast-onset, dangerous drug effects. Additionally, this method of use can result in severe damage to the nasal passages.