Preparing for Your Esketamine (Spravato) Treatment:

A Comprehensive Guide

Welcome to a journey towards mental health recovery with Empower Psychiatry’s novel treatment for those battling Treatment Resistant Depression or Major Depression with Suicidal thoughts. Designed to support and inform, this guide provides carefully curated advice from our esteemed expert, Dr. Ravi Singareddy, for those preparing to undergo Esketamine (Spravato) treatment.

Understanding Esketamine (Spravato)

Esketamine, marketed under the name Spravato, is an FDA-approved medication aimed at offering relief where other treatments may have fallen short. With an emphasis on safety and efficacy, this treatment is conducted exclusively in a psychiatric office or healthcare setting, ensuring you receive attentive care and monitoring throughout the process.

What to Expect During Treatment?

Treatments typically span several hours, during which time you will reside in the clinic to undergo comprehensive monitoring for a minimum of 2 hours. To enhance your comfort during this time, we have compiled recommendations based on feedback from hundreds of patients and best practices.

  • Consider bringing a small blankets or a pillow to ensure maximum comfort while in the clinic.
  • Tuning into non-lyrical music can be beneficial. We suggest bringing headphones or earbuds to listen to your chosen melodies.
  • Lessening external visual stimuli appears favorable. Thus, packing an eye mask for use during treatment is advisable.

Navigating Potential Side Effects

As with any medical treatment, there are considerations to take into account concerning Esketamine therapy:

  • To avoid discomfort, we recommend abstaining from solid foods for 2 hours before, and liquids for 30 minutes prior to your appointment to minimize the likelihood of nausea and vomiting.
  • Post-treatment, driving is not permitted, and you’ll need to arrange transportation home, safeguarding your well-being and that of others.
  • It’s also imperative to refrain from hazardous activities such as operating machinery until the day following your treatment.

Important Safety Information

For the successful integration of Esketamine therapy into your care plan, a thorough dialogue about your health history is essential.

  • Notify us of any stimulants, sedatives, narcotic pain medications, or other controlled substances you may be taking.
  • If you experience hypertension, ensure your blood pressure is well-managed prior to treatments. Otherwise, please contact us.
  • For those who are pregnant or considering pregnancy during the treatment phase, Esketamine may pose risks. Utilize appropriate contraception and discuss your situation with our specialists.
  • Please disclose any history of hemorrhagic stroke, aneurysms, or arterio-venous malformations, as Esketamine is contraindicated in these cases.
  • It’s also crucial to address any past incidences of psychosis, hallucinations, or delusions prior to beginning treatment.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

If you or a loved one is grappling with Treatment Resistant Depression or Major Depression with Suicidal thoughts, you are not alone. Empower Psychiatry is here to support you on your path to mental health recovery. For more information about Esketamine (Spravato) treatments or to discuss any concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Call us at (770) 615-0226 or visit our website at for more information.

We look forward to empowering you on your journey to wellness.



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