If you’re dealing with depression or other mental health issues, Spravato may be an effective treatment option for you. Spravato is a nasal spray that contains ketamine, a drug that has been shown to improve symptoms of depression and other mental health conditions.
If you’re preparing for your first Spravato appointment, here’s what you need to know:
What to Expect
During your first Spravato appointment, you’ll meet with a healthcare provider who will evaluate your symptoms and medical history to determine if Spravato is the right treatment for you. If Spravato is a good fit, you’ll receive your first dose of the medication under the supervision of a healthcare professional. You’ll be monitored for a few hours after the dose to ensure that you don’t experience any serious side effects.
How to Prepare
Before your first Spravato appointment, make sure you:
- Follow any pre-appointment instructions provided by your healthcare provider, such as avoiding food or drink for a certain period of time before your appointment.
- Bring a list of any medications you’re currently taking, as well as any allergies you have.
- Wear comfortable clothing and bring a book or other quiet activity to occupy your time during the monitoring period.
How Nao Medical Can Help
At Nao Medical, we offer Spravato treatment as part of our comprehensive mental health services. Our experienced healthcare providers are dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable care to all of our patients, regardless of their income or background. We understand that mental health can be a sensitive and challenging issue to address, and we strive to make the treatment process as comfortable and supportive as possible.
When you book an appointment with Nao Medical for Spravato treatment, you can expect:
- Short wait times and flexible scheduling
- Caring and knowledgeable staff who will answer all of your questions and concerns
- A beautifully designed clinic that provides a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for your treatment
- Access to all of your health records through our tech platform
- Strong telemedicine and after-hours service offerings so you can get care when you need it
Preparing for your first Spravato appointment can be nerve-wracking, but with the right preparation and guidance, it can be a positive step towards improving your mental health. At Nao Medical, we’re committed to helping you get the care and support you need to achieve your best health and wellness. Book an appointment with us today to learn more about how we can help you.
How does Spravato work?
Spravato works by increasing the activity of certain chemicals in the brain, such as glutamate, which are thought to play a role in regulating mood and emotions. By increasing the activity of these chemicals, Spravato may help improve symptoms of depression and other mental health conditions.
Is Spravato covered by insurance?
Many insurance plans cover Spravato treatment, but coverage may vary depending on your plan and individual circumstances. At Nao Medical, we accept a wide range of insurance plans, and our team can work with you to help you understand your coverage options and any associated costs.
Are there any side effects of Spravato?
Like any medication, Spravato can cause side effects. Some common side effects include nausea, dizziness, and feeling disconnected or detached from reality. Serious side effects, such as breathing problems or hallucinations, are rare but can occur. Your healthcare provider will discuss the potential risks and benefits of Spravato treatment with you before your appointment.
How long does a Spravato treatment session last?
A typical Spravato treatment session lasts about two hours, including the monitoring period after the medication is administered. During this time, you’ll be closely monitored by a healthcare provider to ensure that you don’t experience any serious side effects.
Can I drive myself home after a Spravato treatment session?
No, you should not drive yourself home after a Spravato treatment session. The medication can cause dizziness and other side effects that may impair your ability to drive. You should arrange for someone to drive you home after your appointment.
Is Spravato addictive?
While Spravato does contain a drug called ketamine, which can be abused recreationally, it is not considered to be addictive when used as prescribed for medical treatment. Your healthcare provider will carefully monitor your treatment and adjust your dosage as needed to minimize any potential for abuse or dependence.
Disclaimer: The content in this article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Nao Medical does not endorse any specific treatment or medication mentioned in this article.
Are you interested in Spravato treatment? Book an appointment with Nao Medical today to learn more about our mental health services and how we can help you.