Depression Treatment with Ketamine
Ketamine nose spray is used for pain as well as a safe and effective compounding pharmacy treatment for depression. This dosage method may offer fast relief for difficult to treat depression.
American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides compounded medications to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide.
How does Ketamine Nasal Spray Work?
Within its cavity, the nose has nerve fibers that connect directly to the brain stem. Therefore, they bypass the blood-brain barrier. The tight junctions of cells obstruct most medications delivered through the bloodstream from the brain.
But administering the medication through the nasal cavity is a dependable way to deliver many useful medications, including oxytocin, ketamine, flumazenil, HCG, fentanyl, sermorelin, vitamin b12, and various other large peptide analogs.
This method is particularly effective for the use of ketamine as an anti-depressant. The effect of ketamine in the brain is to impede the NMDA [N-methyl-d-aspartate] glutamate receptor offering a quick response time.
Customized Strength and Dosage
A compounding pharmacy can develop ketamine spray in various strengths. However, the solubility of the drug is limited at 200mg/ml. It is vital to keep this strength at room temperature or otherwise it may precipitate out of solution.
Compounding pharmacists use preserved water in their formulations for minimal risk of bacterial contamination. The most commonly used concentration is 100mg/ml.
While dosages differ extensively, each pump of the spray bottle is 0.1ml. Therefore, each pump delivers 10 mg of ketamine. Patients should consult their doctor to discuss dosing. Many times, even a single dosage offers a dramatic turnaround.
Reduced Side Effects
Many antidepressants are associated with multiple side-effects. However, ketamine appears to have a remarkably safe profile with limited side effects. In addition, the two to three times a week dosage schedule offers an easy, discreet dosage schedule.
The National Public Radio (NPR) recently did a story on ketamine for depression. The researchers’ experience with this treatment is in alignment with the view of compounding pharmacists who feel that ketamine nasal spray is an effective treatment for pain management and depression.
Ketamine can be a remarkably effective therapy. However, the patient will require a prescription from a licensed health care professional for this treatment option.
Ketamine for the Treatment of Depression
Ketamine use for the treatment of PTSD and as an anti-depressant is increasing rapidly. Additionally, research studies are becoming more detailed.
A 2014 article by BBC on ketamine reports that some patients experiencing untreatable depression for several years felt the disappearance of symptoms within some hours of taking low doses of ketamine.
It is very effective in depression treatment as its positive effect commences almost immediately within one to 12 hours. On the other hand, SSRIs may take many weeks to be effective, if at all. Additionally, ketamine appears to have lesser side-effects than SSRIs (although there have been no studies on the use of ketamine in the long-term).
Ketamine therapy is very effective for people who do not respond to SSRIs and other anti-depressants. In case a patient has experienced limited success with various other treatments, they may be responsive to ketamine.
CBD oil may also offer benefits for the management of pain and depression. This treatment can be used in combination with ketamine nasal spray.
American Integrative Pharmacy offers both modern and traditional compounding solutions, including online prescription refills, to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide.
American Integrative Pharmacy is located in Torrance, CA serving residents in and around Orange County, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Torrance and surrounding areas. Online prescription sales are available across the US.