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Esketamine (Spravato): What You Need To Know About Breakthrough The Nasal Spray

There’s tons of excitement in psychiatry after the US Food and Drug Administration advisory committee recently backed esketamine (Spravato), an intranasal form of ketamine for treatment-resistant depression. This is an exciting and hopeful advancement because there hasn’t been a different pharmacologic depression treatment target approved by the agency in decades (Think: Prozac’s arrival in 1986). Like any new drug, the excitement and hope surrounding esketamine (Spravato) needs to be weighed by risks and benefits. Here are a few things you need to know about esketamine (Spravato).