Living with treatment-resistant depression can be a frustrating and overwhelming experience. Despite trying multiple medications and therapies, it can feel like nothing is working to alleviate your symptoms. But there is hope. Spravato, a new and innovative treatment for treatment-resistant depression, may be just what you need to finally find relief and improve your quality of life.
What is Spravato?
Spravato is a nasal spray that contains esketamine, a chemical that works on the same receptors in the brain as ketamine, a powerful anesthetic. However, Spravato is administered in much lower doses and is specifically designed to treat treatment-resistant depression. Spravato is only available through a certified healthcare provider and is typically administered twice a week for the first month, followed by once a week or every other week, depending on your individual treatment plan.
How does it work?
Spravato works by blocking a certain type of receptor in the brain called N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors. These receptors are involved in the development of depression, and blocking them can help reduce symptoms of depression. Spravato can start working within hours of the first dose and has been shown to provide relief for up to a week.
Is it safe?
Spravato has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of treatment-resistant depression and is considered safe when used as directed. However, as with any medication, there are potential side effects to be aware of. The most common side effects of Spravato include dizziness, nausea, and a feeling of disconnection from reality. Your healthcare provider will closely monitor you during and after each treatment session to ensure that you are safe and comfortable.
Why choose Nao Medical for Spravato treatment?
Nao Medical is a modern and innovative healthcare provider that is committed to providing high-quality and affordable care for communities, especially those in lower-income areas. Our focus on whole-body and mind care means that we are always exploring new and effective treatments for mental wellness, including Spravato. Our caring and knowledgeable staff will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs and goals.
Book an appointment today
If you are struggling with treatment-resistant depression and are interested in learning more about Spravato and how it may be able to help you, contact Nao Medical today to schedule an appointment. Our caring and experienced staff are here to support you on your journey to improved mental wellness.
What is treatment-resistant depression?
Treatment-resistant depression is a type of depression that does not respond to traditional treatments such as antidepressant medication or therapy. It can be a frustrating and difficult condition to live with, but there are new and innovative treatments, such as Spravato, that can provide relief.
Is Spravato covered by insurance?
Many insurance plans cover Spravato for the treatment of treatment-resistant depression. Our team at Nao Medical can help you navigate the insurance process and determine if Spravato is covered under your specific plan.
How long does a Spravato treatment session take?
A Spravato treatment session typically takes about two hours from start to finish, including preparation time, administration of the medication, and observation time to ensure that you are safe and comfortable.
Can I continue taking my current antidepressant medication while receiving Spravato treatment?
Yes, you can continue taking your current antidepressant medication while receiving Spravato treatment. However, your healthcare provider may adjust your medication regimen as needed to ensure that you are getting the most effective treatment possible.
What should I expect during a Spravato treatment session?
During a Spravato treatment session, you will be closely monitored by our healthcare staff to ensure that you are safe and comfortable. You will receive the nasal spray, and the medication will begin to take effect within a few minutes. You may experience mild dissociative symptoms or dizziness, but these usually subside quickly. After the treatment session, you will need to remain under observation for a short period to ensure that you are safe to leave.
Take the first step towards improved mental wellness
If you are ready to take control of your treatment-resistant depression and find relief, Spravato may be the solution you’ve been searching for. Book appointment Nao Medical today to learn more about this innovative treatment and schedule an appointment with our caring and experienced healthcare providers. We are here to support you on your journey towards improved mental wellness.