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Spravato Treatment

Spravato Treatment

SPRAVATO™ nasal spray may be covered under the pharmacy or medical benefit.

Are you looking for Spravato and esketamine treatment? At Southern Ketamine and Wellness, we offer reliable Spravato and esketamine treatment and nasal spray. Schedule an appointment with a Spravato doctor today.

We are a Certified Spravato Treatment Center

How Can Esketamine (Spravato) Help You?

Major depressive disorder can be a difficult condition to overcome, especially when you aren’t responding well to various antidepressants. Spravato is a medication that is used to assist those who struggle with treatment-resistant depression. 

It is delivered in the form of nasal spray and is self-administered in the presence of a trained and approved medical professional. It is designed to be used in conjunction with your regularly prescribed oral antidepressant. 

Many patients who have used Spravato for 16 weeks of therapy have indicated that their depression symptoms were reduced after four weeks when compared to patients who received a placebo or oral antidepressant alone. 

About Spravato

Spravato is the first FDA-approved ketamine therapy for treatment-resistant depression. It is only available by experienced and certified physicians. It is prescribed by us and administered in our office. Spravato is approved for adults who are taking an oral antidepressant and are still feeling depressed, or for those who have failed other therapies (such as ECT or TMS).

Spravato is covered by most insurance. After insurance approval, you will come to our office and self-administer Spravato in a private room under physician supervision. During your treatment, you will be safely monitored in a private room in our office. After your treatment, you will be evaluated by the doctor and speak briefly about your experience. We will adjust your therapy accordingly for maximum positive results. You are free to leave soon after the treatment is over.

After you take SPRAVATO™, you will be monitored for at least two hours during the observation period for possible side effects. SPRAVATO™ is taken twice a week for the first four weeks. After the first four weeks, it is then taken once a week for a month. 

After this, SPRAVATO™ is usually taken either once a week or once every two weeks. Length of treatment can vary from patient to patient, but after 16 weeks of therapy, patients who stayed on SPRAVATO™ did better than those who stopped therapy.

Procedure: 

  1. You will administer SPRAVATO™ nasal spray yourself under the supervision of a healthcare professional at our certified SPRAVATO™ treatment center. 
  2. After receiving the drug, your heart rate and blood pressure will be monitored. 
  3. You will be monitored for two hours and then released to the care of a family member or friend. You cannot drive home after the procedure and should not make important decisions or operate complicated machinery for the rest of the day.

Possible Side Effects: 

  • Sedation/dissociation 
  • Dizziness
  • Spinning sensation 
  • Anxiety 
  • Nausea
  • High blood pressure

To learn more about this new treatment, please visit the official website at https://www.spravato.com

Facts About Spravato

Most insurances cover Spravato. We will submit paperwork on your behalf to determine your coverage and eligibility.

Spravato is approved for adults (18+) with treatment-resistant depression or depressive symptoms in adults with major depressive disorder with suicidal thoughts or actions.

Most patients start to feel better after the first treatment, but it may take up to 4 weeks for full effect.

You will be awake throughout the treatment. You may feel euphoric or enter into a meditative state. It is in this meditative state that patients may have breakthroughs initiated by ketamine, allowing them to “unlock” different parts of the brain to approach the issues from different perspectives, thus resolving deep-seated problems during treatment.

All treatments are done in a private room in our office under supervision for your safety.

Yes, this is an out-patient treatment which means you go home the same day. However, you must have a ride home arranged before your arrival as you cannot drive after your treatment.

Southern Ketamine and Wellness is a center where you can retreat into a private room which will become your sanctuary of healing treatments.

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