Ketamine Nasal Spray for Depression

There has been quite a bit of buzz surrounding the medication Ketamine and it’s potential use in treating depression, especially for patients with treatment resistant depression (TRD). Recently, a new drug was approved by the FDA in the United States speficially for this reason – Spravato. Spravato is actually a specific form of Ketamine called Esketamine.It’s a nasal spray that is taken along with a traditional antidepressant pill. Many patients have found that using Ketamine (in low doses) as a nasal spray has been a helpful way to manage their depression symptoms. Trinova Health offers a compounded Ketamine nasal spray that can be self-administered under the direction and supervision of your doctor. We have had several patients and physicians report beneficial results when using this nasal spray, and it can be a helpful option to use for those who have difficulty in controlling depressive symptoms with standard therapies. We also offer a Ketamine troche (dissolvable lozenge) for patients who don’t wish to use a nasal spray. Ketamine nasal spray, when self-administered, is very affordable. Until now, many patients desiring to try Ketamine treatment have needed to go to a special clinic to receive the medication by an IV, which can be hundreds or even thousands of dollars per visit. It’s important to remember that Ketamine is a controlled substance, which means that it has the potential to be addictive. It also hasn’t been studied yet in those under the age of 18. It’s important to discuss the potential benefits and risks with your doctor before starting any new medication. Additional Information Ketamine for major depression: New tool, new questions...