Guide to Esketamine (Spravato)

As you prepare to embark on your Esketamine (Spravato) treatment journey, understanding what lies ahead is crucial. This FDA-approved medication is changing the landscape for those dealing with Treatment Resistant Depression or Major Depression accompanied by Suicidal thoughts, offering a beacon of hope where other options may not have sufficed. In our comprehensive guide, you will receive expert insights into making your treatment experience as smooth and beneficial as possible. Dr. Ravi Singareddy from Empower Psychiatry provides invaluable advice on optimizing comfort and minimizing side effects. From the comfort of bringing a small blanket or pillow to the clinic, to listening to calming, non-lyrical music, and reducing visual stimuli with an eye mask – we’ve drawn from extensive patient feedback to ensure your well-being. It's important to note that due to potential side effects, such as nausea or vomiting, patients are advised to avoid solid foods 2 hours before and liquids 30 minutes before treatment. More so, as driving post-treatment is prohibited, arranging for a responsible ride home is essential for safety. Additionally, engaging in hazardous activities is not recommended until the following day. Your health history plays a vital role in your treatment suitability. Be transparent about any medications you're taking, especially stimulants, sedatives, and narcotics. For those with hypertension, pre-treatment controlled blood pressure is a must. Pregnant women, or those planning to become pregnant, should reconsider Esketamine due to potential risks, and contraception advice is available for sexually active patients. We also urge patients with a history of hemorrhagic stroke, aneurysms, or arterio-venous malformations, as well as those who've experienced psychosis, hallucinations, or delusions to disclose this information for a safe treatment protocol. Empower Psychiatry is dedicated to guiding you every step of the way towards recovery. If Treatment Resistant Depression is a battle you're fighting, remember, you are not alone. Reach out to us for more details about Esketamine (Spravato) treatments or any concerns you may have. To learn more, contact us at (770) 615-0226 or visit our website at We look forward to embarking on this healing journey with you and empowering your path to wellness.