What is esketamine nasal spray used for?

What is esketamine nasal spray used for?

Esketamine nasal spray is used together with an antidepressant taken by mouth, to treat patients with depression who have previously received at least 2 antidepressant treatments that did not work well (treatment-resistant depression).

Does Spravato really work?

About seven out of ten people saw a 50% improvement or better from the new pill and Spravato, but a little more than five out of ten people had the same improvement with just the new pill. The Spravato and new pill combination was only about 37% more effective than the new pill alone.

Is esketamine available us?

Esketamine Nasal Spray Approved for Treatment-Resistant Depression. On March 5, 2019, esketamine CIII nasal spray (Spravato; Janssen Pharmaceuticals) was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in conjunction with an oral antidepressant, for the treatment of adults with treatment-resistant depression.

Who is a candidate for esketamine?

Who is a good candidate for esketamine therapy? Currently, esketamine is approved for people with treatment-resistant depression. That means you’ve tried at least two other antidepressants (for at least six weeks each) and haven’t experienced remission or at least a 50% improvement in mood.

Can you take Spravato at home?

You cannot take SPRAVATO® on your own. You will administer SPRAVATO® nasal spray yourself under the supervision of a healthcare provider, at a certified SPRAVATO® treatment center.

Is esketamine approved by FDA?

On March 5, 2019, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved intranasal esketamine for treatment-resistant depression. FDA approves new nasal spray medication for treatment-resistant depression; available only at a certified doctor’s office or clinic.

How do I get prescribed Esketamine?

SPRAVATO® (esketamine): A Prescription Nasal Spray | SPRAVATO® Call Janssen CarePath at 877-CarePath (877-227-3728), Monday–Friday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM ET.

What does KET do to your brain?

The longer term effects of ketamine use can include flashbacks, memory loss and problems with concentration. Regular use can cause depression and, occasionally, psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations. Ketamine can also make existing mental health problems worse.

Is Esketamine safe?

Esketamine (Spravato) is almost always covered by insurance, including Medicare, because it is FDA approved and well-studied to be effective and safe. To be considered eligible for insurance coverage for Esketamine (Spravato), a person has to have tried at least two other antidepressants without benefit.