Answers to Your Questions About Ketamine Therapy.
You may have many questions regarding ketamine infusion therapy, including the cost, if it is covered by insurance, its expected results, Therapy Reset’s services, among other topics. We have put together this list of frequently asked questions to provide the answers you need.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is ketamine?
How does ketamine work to treat depression, anxiety, and pain?
What conditions can ketamine therapy treat?
Is ketamine safe?
Who can benefit from ketamine therapy?
Is this real? Is it legal?
Is ketamine addictive?
Why is the difference between the delivery methods of ketamine treatments?
Why haven't I heard of this before?
Can I go to my regular doctor for ketamine therapy?
Where can I find ketamine therapy?
Clinics such as Therapy Reset focus on ketamine therapy for depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mood disorders. Our anesthesiologists and pain management specialists have extensive experience with ketamine and know how to perform infusions.
Where can I find ketamine therapy today?
Therapy Cost, Insurance Coverage, And Financing
Questions About Ketamine. We do not prescribe any drugs outside of the center.
What is ketamine?
Therapy Reset offers competitive pricing for ketamine infusion therapy. Our fees cover the full patient journey, including long-term monitoring, clean private infusion rooms, and any additional medicines needed for comfort during your treatments. Please give us a call at (385) 626-6027 to learn more about how much this transformative therapy costs on a case-by-case basis.
Will my insurance cover ketamine therapy?
At this time, the majority of insurance companies do not pay for ketamine therapy treatments for either pain or psychiatric conditions. Insurance companies view ketamine for these purposes as investigational or experimental. However, it is considered a valid health savings account expense.
What payment methods does Therapy Reset accept?
We accept cash, HSA cards, credit or debit card.
Do you offer financing for ketamine therapy?
Therapy Patient Experience
Medical Questions About the Ketamine.
Do you prescribe ketamine nasal spray?
We do not prescribe any drugs outside of the center.
What is esketamine, or Spravato, and how is it different from ketamine?
Recently, the FDA approved esketamine, a ketamine nasal spray, for adults with treatment-resistant depression. It will be marketed under the name Spravato.
Although Spravato will be given via the nose, patients must still physically go to a physician’s office for each treatment. They will also have to be monitored post-administration for at least two hours. There is no guarantee Spravato will be covered by insurance, and a one-month treatment 6-series will cost from $4,720 to $6,785(approx $900ea), according to the drug’s maker.
The most effective way to deliver ketamine is intravenously. Clinical testing shows that optimal patient outcomes require a precision that is impossible to achieve via oral or intranasal administration.
Why is it called a horse tranquilizer?
Veterinary doctors have long used ketamine to safely sedate animals, especially horses, either in the clinic or in the field for procedures.
What is "Special K"? How is it different from ketamine therapy?
In addition to dulling pain, ketamine makes users feel like they’re detached from their own body. This out-of-body sensation has made it a popular club or party drug, and it goes by nicknames such as “Special K.”
If you are thinking about taking street ketamine in hopes of achieving the benefits of clinic-administered ketamine therapy, know that it can be dangerous and ineffective. Ketamine’s therapeutic effects depend on it being administered in an exact, controlled way that cannot be achieved in a recreational setting. You cannot know that the substance you’re taking is actually ketamine or if it has been mixed with other substances. Because ketamine is an anesthetic, you can seriously injure yourself while under its influence if you are not in a controlled medical setting.
Are there any medications that will interfere with ketamine treatment?
Some drugs, such as any dose of a benzodiazepine, will reduce the effectiveness of Ketamine.
What medical conditions exclude me from ketamine treatment?
Any medical condition that is not well managed would preclude someone from treatment, including high blood pressure, heart or lung problems, thyroid disease, active substance abuse, current manic phase of bipolar disorder, or active psychotic symptom could exclude you from treatment. Make sure to disclose all pre-existing health conditions to your treatment provider.
What are the common side effects?
Ketamine is typically well tolerated. Any side effects experienced as a result of ketamine infusions will go away within an hour of treatment. Commonly reported side effects during treatment include an altered mental state, feeling disconnected or in a dreamlike state. Some patients may experience a slight elevation in blood pressure, confusion, blurred vision, slurred speech, nausea, and vomiting. Most of these side effects usually subside shortly after the infusion.
Additional Therapy Patient Experience
Questions About the Ketamine.
How can I get started?
How is ketamine given?
Usually, ketamine is administered intravenously in small doses over 40 minutes.
How often do I receive ketamine therapy?
Most people start with about six doses over a period of three to six weeks. Some patients require maintenance boosters every few weeks or several months after the first six treatments.
How long does ketamine therapy infusion therapy last?
Recent studies show that ketamine therapy can have long-lasting effects on depression, even though the drug only stays in the body a short time.
Most patients who respond to ketamine therapy find that a single infusion can give several days of relief from symptoms such as anxiety, anhedonia, physical fatigue, cognitive impairment, insomnia, and others. Multiple infusions over several days can result in symptomatic relief that lasts for weeks. There are very few patients who use ketamine long-term.
How soon will I feel the effects of ketamine?
Many patients feel better during the treatment itself. Others notice a marked improvement in mood or pain levels within a day of treatment.
What does it feel like to have an infusion of ketamine?
While every person’s experience can be different, most patients report feelings of euphoria and a “dream-like” state during the course of their infusion. Some patients report feeling dizzy, getting a sensation of floating or flying, blurred vision, nausea and rarely hallucinations.
Will I be asleep during a ketamine treatment?
No. The ketamine therapy infusion dosage is not enough to make you sleep. However, you may feel a bit drowsy during and shortly after the treatment.
Will ketamine therapy make me feel high?
At Therapy Reset we aim to help our patients receive the maximum benefits of ketamine therapy with the fewest side effects. While low doses may cause temporary feelings of euphoria, it will not produce the same reaction as the street drug creates.
If we haven’t answered your question, don’t worry! Please give us a call at (385) 626-6027 to speak to one of our knowledgeable team members.
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