TCS Health offers Ketamine Therapy with excellent results. TCS offers revolutionary solutions for a number of treatment resistant mood disorders and pain related conditions. Many patients will see an improvement after just one session, making Ketamine Therapy a extremenly viable option for anyone who is not getting results with traditional treatments.
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What can Ketamine be used for?
Are there different types of Ketamine?
Two main types of Ketamine are used:
Thus far, most research has been on Ketamine infusions.
The two forms of ketamine interact differently with receptors in the brain. The delivery of ketamine and the type given affect drug effectiveness and side effects.
IV Ketamine Procedure
At TCS health, treatment protocols are individually planned. Infusions are prepared in house so that they can be tailored to each patient’s therapeutic needs. A variety of medications are often used:
These medications are typically mixed with saline in an IV bag and infused slowly over several hours, depending on the medication and/or protocol being used. Usually, a series of treatments will be recommended daily for a period of a week or more. The duration of pain relief following one or more ketamine infusions cannot be predicted. The goal is to achieve lasting relief as measured in weeks or months following the last treatment. Most patients who enjoy prolonged pain relief will need to return on occasion for a booster infusion, or continue to take low dose intranasal ketamine at home.
What are the possible short-term side effects of Ketamine?
All drugs have side effects. Possible benefits may outweigh possible risks.
Ketamine given by infusion may cause:
Generally, any changes in perception or dissociation are most noticeable during the first infusion and end very quickly afterward.
Esketamine nasal spray may cause the same side effects. However, the timing and intensity of those effects is different.
Long-term or frequent use of Ketamine may have additional side effects.
What are the Risks of Ketamine?
Ketamine infusion therapy is generally well tolerated and, as such, very few patients need to terminate treatment due of side effects. Still, Ketamine is a derivative of phencyclidine (PCP) a known psychedelic and if not combined with sedation can cause hallucinations in many patients. You will be given a benzodiazepine to control this dysphoria. Other possible side effects include nausea and rarely a headache. These side effects can also be managed and often eliminated during the infusion therapy. Following the completion of a daily infusion regimen, patients are usually tired for several hours and need to be accompanied home by a responsible adult. We have yet to observe any long-term side effects that can be attributed to low dose intravenous Ketamine therapy. Furthermore, Ketamine is not highly addictive like more common FDA approved analgesics like opioids.
What is an Off-Label Drug?
The use of Ketamine for mental disorders, autoimmune disorders and pain and the use of lidocaine for pain are considered off-label drug uses, which means the drugs have been approved by the FDA but not for the specific conditions which we use these medications to treat. Many drugs are routinely used off-label – it is entirely legal and extremely common.
How Many Infusions Will I Need?
A series of infusions followed by maintenance treatments provides greater and longer-lasting relief.
Loading Series Mental Health Disorders:
Loading Series Pain (Varies by type - Neuropathic vs Nociceptive):
Additional Boosters as needed and can be spread out with home maintenance. We work with patients to extend the time between treatments when possible. The number and frequency of treatments are variable from patient to patient.
Can I Drive Myself After Therapy?
Patients CAN NOT drive themselves after therapy.
Are There Any Medications That Can Interfere with Ketamine Treatment?
Patients’ should not take benzodiazepines or any prescribed narcotics on the day of their infusion.
Will I Be Required to Stop Taking My Psychiatric Medications?
No, there is no need to stop any of the medications you are currently taking.
How Much Do Infusions Cost? Are They Covered by Health Insurance?
Ketamine treatment plans vary in cost dependent on treatment frequency. We do accept most insurances, however, insurance may not cover Ketamine Therapy. We have CareCredit as an additional option as well as we accept FSA and HSA.
Per session costs are $350 to $1200