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APG Healthcare is Now REMS Certified to Provide SPRAVATO™ (esketamine) CIII Nasal Spray Medication for Adults with Treatment-Resistant Depression
We are now Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) certified to provide SPRAVATO™ (esketamine) CIII, a nasal spray approved for use in conjunction with an oral antidepressant in adults with treatment-resistant depression (TRD).1 People who are currently struggling with major depressive disorder (MDD) may have TRD if they have not responded adequately to at least two different antidepressants of adequate dose and duration in the current depressive episode.2
As a certified treatment center, our medical staff have been trained to prescribe, dispense and administer SPRAVATO™and have established processes and procedures in accordance with the REMS. A healthcare provider will provide direct supervision as the patient self-administers SPRAVATO™ and will monitor every patient after every dose for at least two hours for resolution of sedation and dissociation and changes in vital signs. SPRAVATO™ must never be dispensed directly to a patient for home use.
Additionally, all patients will require transportation from APG Healthcare following the observation period,as they should not drive or operate machinery until the day after a treatment session, following a restful sleep.
For more information regarding administration, REMS requirements, or other related questions, please contact one of our administrative assistants at 407-423-7149.
Because of the risks for sedation, dissociation(feeling disconnected from yourself, your thoughts, feelings, space and time),and abuse and misuse, SPRAVATO™ carries a Boxed WARNING and is only available through a restricted program called the SPRAVATO™ Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Program. SPRAVATO™ can only be administered at healthcare settings certified in the SPRAVATO™ REMS Program and to patients enrolled in the program.
For more information on SPRAVATO™, please refer to the manufacturer’s Prescribing Information and Medication Guide or visit www.SPRAVATO.com. If you are a patient, please speak to your healthcare provider for more information.
What They’re Saying
“I recently participated in the depression research study at APG Research. Before coming to APG I had been struggling with depression for years. I could not afford to see a psychiatrist and was actually very intimidated. I was seeking care through my general medical practitioner. I thought my mediation was working okay but I always thought something was missing. I found out about the research study and signed up with some reservations. After speaking with Dr. Nadjafi , I knew I was doing the right thing. Now I am happy and thriving. Thank you APG Research and Dr. Nadjafi!”Maria
“I had never participated in a medical study before, so I had no idea what to expect. From the very beginning, I was made to feel my well-being was far more important than the study. The entire staff at APG Research was professional and very kind. So much so I hated when the study ended.”Rollie