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Deschloroketamine (DXE, DCK, 2'-Oxo-PCM) is a dissociative anesthetic[1][2] that has been sold online as a designer drug.[3][4][5][6] It has also been proposed for the treatment of bacterial, fungal, viral or protozoal infections and for immunomodulation at doses of 2 mg per day.[7]

Legal Status

Deschloroketamine is illegal in Latvia,[8] and is covered by blanket bans in Canada and the UK.


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  8. ^ Noteikumi par Latvijā kontrolējamajām narkotiskajām vielām, psihotropajām vielām un prekursoriem