What is the difference between Spravato and esketamine?
Spravato is the brand name for esketamine. Esketamine is the chemical name for the active ingredient in Spravato.
How does Spravato work?
Spravato works by increasing the amount and effects of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine aids in improving depression symptoms.
How long does Spravato last?
Many people experience a decrease in depression within a day of treatment. Because everyone’s body chemistry is different, the treatment regimen may vary. Initially, treatments are given several times a week, then people may be tapered to less frequent visits.
When will Spravato be available?
Spravato is available by appointment now. It was approved in the US for treatment of depression in 2019, and in 2020, it was also approved for major depressive disorder with suicidal thoughts.
Who makes Spravato?
Janssen Pharmaceuticals is the only FDA-approved manufacturer of Spravato in the US.
How is Spravato administered?
Spravato is administered as a nasal spray.
How to bill insurance for Spravato?
Most prescription insurances cover Spravato. Some insurances require medical billing for the medication. Your pharmacy customer support on your insurance card can answer coverage questions for Spravato. If you do not have insurance or if you have a copay on your insurance, Janssen Pharmaceuticals offers financial support for Spravato therapy.
Who can administer Spravato?
Only healthcare providers that have been through Spravato certification and training may administer Spravato. At this time, Spravato is not approved for patient administration.