SPRAVATO® Works Differently Than Other Medications To Target Treatment-Resistant Depression.
What is SPRAVATO®?
SPRAVATO® is the first new drug approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for depression since Prozac. SPRAVATO® is especially effective for those suffering from Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD). If you have been diagnosed with depression and have not responded well to at least two different oral antidepressants, you may be a good candidate for SPRAVATO®.
SPRAVATO® esketamine for depression is a molecular redesign of ketamine, a medicine that has been used as an anesthetic all over the world since the 1970s. Its use in alleviating symptoms of depression is a more recent phenomenon. SPRAVATO® as a nasal spray for depression is unique in that it is self-administered in clinic under the supervision of a doctor. After SPRAVATO® esketamine therapy, you will remain in one of our comfortable Wellness Suites for approximately two hours. Our trained caregivers will ensure you are safe and will monitor and alleviate any adverse side effects you may have.
Is SPRAVATO® Right For Me?
Before opting for any treatment, it’s important to know whether it’s the right option for you. The requirement for every patient is different and depend on their past medical history. At Infinity Treatment Centers of America our doctors and caregivers are experts at evaluating your specific needs and the medications you have tried in the past. During your initial evaluation, we will review your medical history and together map out a treatment plan that is best suited for you that may include SPRAVATO®. Spravato is recommended for people suffering from Treatment Resistant Depression, especially for those who have not responded well to other oral anti-depressants in the past. This esketamine therapy is a nasal spray administered at an REMS certified Spravato clinic such as Infinity Treatment Centers.
Does Insurance Pay?
It’s very important to check if your treatment is covered by the insurance since you do not want any surprise out of pocket expenses after the treatment is done. Every insurance company is different and with the ever-changing rules and regulations you must always check the coverage details before commencing your treatment. At Infinity Centers our goal is to take the burden of dealing with your insurance company off your shoulders and onto ours. After you provide us with your insurance information, we obtain preauthorization, manage your deductibles and co-pays and follow up with your insurance company to obtain payment. While we do this, you can be worry free and plan for other requirements pertaining to the treatment. At Infinity Centers, we want you to focus on your most important task: getting better and overcoming therapy resistant depression.
How should I prepare before my SPRAVATO® treatment?
It is important that you take all the necessary steps to help you ensure the best possible outcome at your SPRAVATO REMS treatment center. While our caring and considerate staff extend their best possible support for you, here are a few things to consider before you come to us for your treatment:
- Get a good night’s sleep before your treatment.
- Do not eat or drink for at least six hours before your treatment.
- Dress comfortably – you will remain in one of our state – of – the – art Comfort Suites for at least two hours.
- Make sure you have a driver to take you home. You should not operate a motor vehical for at least 24 hours after your treatment.
How often should I take SPRAVATO®?
At your Spravato treatment center, the treatment is comprised of two phases; the Induction Phase, or initial phase; and the Maintenance Phase, or continuing treatments. SPRAVATO® treatments can continue for several months. You and your doctor will work together to create a SPRAVATO® treatment plan that best suits your needs. SPRAVATO® is comprised of two phases; the Induction Phase, or initial phase; and the Maintenance Phase, or continuing treatments. The Induction Phase lasts one month and SPRAVATO® is administered eight times in our office. The Maintenance Phase may last for a series of months thereafter if you and your doctor deem it helpful to you.