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Spravato

Spravato

Spravato services offered in Oradell, NJ

Spravato® is an evidence-based treatment that offers remarkable results for treatment-resistant depression. At MGM Ketamine Center in Oradell, New Jersey, 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 that takes full effect in just 20-40 minutes, offering nearly immediate relief of depression. 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. 


How do Spravato and ketamine differ?

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


Delivery method
You use Spravato in the MGM Ketamine Center under the supervision of the trained medical team.  The team directs you on how to safely and effectively inhale the nasal spray.

With IV ketamine, you receive the medication in your veins over 40-50 minutes in the office.


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


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. 

With IV ketamine, you usually have multiple sessions close together (a “loading dose”) over the first couple of weeks. Then, your dose depends on your individual situation. Some people have boosters once a month or every few months.

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 fast? Call MGM Ketamine Center or click on the online scheduler now.

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