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Spravato services offered in Oradell, NJ and New Rochelle and Upper West Side, New York, NY

Spravato is an evidence-based treatment that offers remarkable results for treatment-resistant depression. At KETA Medical Center in Oradell, New Jersey,  the Upper West Side of Manhattan and New Rochelle, New York, the team of experts, headed up by Haviva Malina, MD, and Cheryl Malina, MD, offers in-office Spravato treatments for people who don’t get the results they need from antidepressants alone. Spravato is a quick-working nasal spray, offering quick relief of depression. It is an option that is typically covered by insurance. Book your consultation online or call the office to schedule an appointment today.

Spravato Q & A

What is Spravato?

Spravato is a nasal spray version of ketamine that was FDA-approved for the treatment of depression symptoms in 2019. Spravato has been shown to improve the symptoms of depression that have been resistant to traditional medical treatments like antidepressants. 

You take Spravato alongside an oral antidepressant. It works in the much same way as intravenous (IV) ketamine. 

The drug brings on a glutamate surge in your brain, which stimulates the growth of new neural connections, creating healthy new brain routes to replace the broken and unhealthy ones. 

Ketamine also influences brain receptors, ultimately stabilizing and improving your mental wellness to relieve depression symptoms. 

One of the most significant benefits of ketamine, including Spravato, is that it takes effect right away. Many patients leave the office feeling as if an enormous load has miraculously and suddenly been lifted. 

Is Spravato (Ketamine Nasal Spray) effective?

Spravato is a nasal spray version of Ketamine that was FDA-approved for the treatment of depression symptoms in 2019 and works much the same as I.V. Ketamine.  Like I.V. Ketamine treatment, Spravato has been shown to improve the symptoms of depression that have been resistant to traditional medical treatments like antidepressants. 

How do Spravato and Ketamine differ?

While both Spravato and IV ketamine are effective treatment methods, they differ in delivery, session frequency, and affordability.

What is the delivery method?

You use Spravato at KETA Medical Center under the supervision of the trained medical team that includes a doctor and a nurse.  The team directs you on how to safely and effectively inhale the nasal spray.

Is it affordable?

Spravato is usually covered by insurance plans, while IV ketamine is not. This can make Spravato the more affordable option.

Is Spravato (Ketamine Nasal Spray) covered by insurance?

In general, most insurance plans cover Spravato, but there may be restrictions and requirements, such as prior authorization. In addition, Janssen, the manufacturer of Spravato, provides significant copay patient assistance that can cover out of pocket expenses including co-pay, co-insurance and deductible costs

What should I expect on the day of treatment?

Pre-treatment evaluation: Before the treatment, you will have a pre-treatment evaluation, which may include a physical exam, medical history review, and mental health assessment.

Administration: The treatment will be administered by a healthcare professional, such as a doctor or nurse. The nasal spray is two inhalations five minutes apart.

Monitoring: During the treatment, you will be closely monitored by the healthcare team. They will monitor your vital signs, such as your blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing, and observe you for any potential side effects or adverse reactions.

Post-treatment observation: After the treatment, you will be required to stay for a period of observation to ensure that any potential side effects have subsided and that you are stable to go home. You cannot drive home and will need to arrange either for someone to drive you or you can call an Uber.

What is the session frequency?

With Spravato, you typically have sessions twice a week for the first month and once a week for the second month. After that, you can expect treatments either once a week or once every two weeks.

What happens after Spravato sessions?

After your Spravato session, the team monitors you in the office for at least two hours as you relax. After the observation period, you can have a loved one drive you home. 

The team recommends resting for the remainder of the day, and you can then resume your regular routine the next day. 

Are you ready to learn how this innovative, evidence-based treatment can relieve your depression? Call KETA Medical Center or click on the online scheduler now.

Schedule a free phone consultation today!

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