SPRAVATO® is a medication used via intra-nasal spray for the treatment of severe depression which has not fully responded to medications.
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Frequently Asked Questions about SPRAVATO®
What is the SPRAVATO® treatment used for?
SPRAVATO® (esketamine) nasal spray has been approved by the FDA to be used in conjunction with an oral antidepressant, for the treatment of depression in adults who have tried other antidepressant medicines but have not benefited from them (treatment-resistant depression).
Will my insurance cover treatment with SPRAVATO®?
The team at your certified SPRAVATO® treatment center may be able to assist you in determining your specific insurance coverage for SPRAVATO® and potential out-of-pocket costs of treatment. Janssen CarePath can also help in reviewing with you and your healthcare provider your health plan benefits, insurance coverage, and out-of-pocket costs.
How long will I stay on SPRAVATO® ?
You and your healthcare provider will decide how long you stay on SPRAVATO® based on how you respond to it and how stable that response is. Your healthcare provider will determine the dosing frequency based on how you feel.
How often will I take SPRAVATO® ?
You’ll take SPRAVATO® twice a week for the first month. During the second month, you’ll take it once a week. After that, you’ll take it once a week or once every two weeks. You will continue to take your oral antidepressant as prescribed.
How quickly might I see improvement of depressive symptoms with SPRAVATO® for treatment-resistant depression?
In clinical studies, improvement of depressive symptoms was demonstrated at four weeks by SPRAVATO® plus an oral antidepressant.
What happens during the observation period after taking SPRAVATO®?
The observation period is a time right after you have administered SPRAVATO® when you will be allowed to rest comfortably, and during which a healthcare provider will check for any treatment side effects that you might experience. The observation period will last for at least two hours.