What is Spravato?

This special nasal spray uses a powerful substance called Esketamine, which is similar to Ketamine—an anesthetic used in hospitals for anesthesia and pain relief. Unlike regular antidepressant pills, this clever creation targets a specific receptor in the brain called N-Methyl-D-Aspartate (NMDA), offering a different way to treat depression.

Symptoms of Spravato

Like any medication, Spravato can have side effects. Here are some common side effects that have been reported with its use:

  1. Dissociation: It is a feeling of detachment from one’s surroundings or a sense of being disconnected from oneself. It can range from mild to severe and may include feelings of disorientation, confusion, or loss of awareness.
  2. Dizziness: It is advisable to sit or lie down during and after the administration of the medication to minimize the risk of falls or accidents.
  3. Sedation: Spravato can cause drowsiness or sedation, impairing your ability to perform activities requiring alertness, such as driving or operating machinery. Refraining from engaging in such activities is recommended until the effects wear off.
  4. Increased blood pressure: It may lead to an increase in blood pressure, especially shortly after administration. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is typically recommended during treatment.
  5. Nausea: Some individuals may experience nausea or vomiting after using Spravato. It is more common when higher doses are administered.
  6. Headache: Headaches are reported as a common side effect of Spravato. They are usually mild to moderate in intensity.
  7. Feeling drunk: Some people may experience a sensation similar to intoxicated or drunk after using Spravato. This can include feelings of euphoria, impaired coordination, or slowed thinking.

Benefits of Spravato treatments

Fast Relief

It offers rapid improvement in symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts, unlike most antidepressants that take weeks to show results.

Complementary treatment

It is typically used alongside other therapies and antidepressant medications.

Quick recovery

After receiving the treatment, patients can resume their normal activities after a full night's rest.

Affordable coverage

Spravato is usually covered by most insurances with a low copay, as low as $10 per session.

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