SPRAVATO® is a specialized treatment for Persistent Depression. The treatment is twice a week for 4 weeks, then weekly for 4 weeks. It is 2 hour appointment each time and clients need to have a driver with them to provide transportation after the treatment. A referral is preferred from their provider.  

What to Expect During SPRAVATO® Treatment

Understanding Your Treatment Journey

Discover the comprehensive process of SPRAVATO® (esketamine) nasal spray therapy, a prescription treatment for adults with treatment-resistant depression. Here’s what to expect as you embark on this innovative path to mental wellness.

  • Initial Consultation Your First Step

    During your initial visit to our certified SPRAVATO® treatment center, a healthcare provider will discuss your medical history, check your insurance, and create a personalized treatment plan.

  • Starting Your Treatment First Treatment Day

    On your treatment days, you'll self-administer SPRAVATO® nasal spray under the supervision of a healthcare provider to ensure proper usage and monitor for immediate side effects.

  • Observation Period Post-Treatment Monitoring

    After taking SPRAVATO®, you'll be observed for at least two hours to monitor for potential side effects such as temporary increases in blood pressure.

  • Common Side Effects What to Watch For

    You may experience mild side effects like dizziness, nausea, or feeling drunk, which typically resolve the same day. Your healthcare provider will guide you through managing these effects.

  • Treatment Schedule Ongoing Sessions

    SPRAVATO® is usually administered twice a week for the first month, then once a week or every two weeks thereafter, depending on your response to the treatment.

  • Post-Treatment Care Planning Ahead

    Remember, you won't be able to drive or operate machinery until the next day after a restful sleep, so plan for transportation on your treatment days.

Ready to Begin?

Take control of your mental health with SPRAVATO® at Indianapolis TMS. Learn more about this innovative treatment and find out if it’s right for you.