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You MUST bring a Government Issued Photo ID with you for your first appointment. You will be required to have a trusted family friend or family member drive you and pick you up from your infusion appointments. They do not need to stay with you during your entire infusion. Upon completion of your infusion, they will be expected to also transport you home since you will not be able to drive or operate heavy machinery for 24 hours.
Revitalist offers private treatment rooms for all of our patients. The environment we create is a low stimulation environment to allow the patient to focus on themselves, their thoughts, and their emotions during their infusion.
You will have an IV started in your arm, hand, or leg to facilitate the infusion of the Ketamine.
We will be closely monitoring your vital signs during the course of the infusion.
Treatment protocols are individualized to each patient and their presenting medical condition. The average treatment time for depression is 1 hour with a pre-treatment evaluation and a follow-up evaluation after the patient’s infusion has been completed.
Patients maximized response typically occurs at 40 minutes after the start of the infusion. Most anti-depressants take weeks to months to work. Ketamine increases plasma levels at an optimal rate comparative to other modalities such as intranasal or intramuscular delivery systems.
There is a $100 fee for canceling a set appointment with less than 48 hours notice.
*** We have chosen to err on the side of safety by using more stringent exclusion guidelines than our purposes require when deemed necessary. We reserve the right to refuse treatment based on our clinical impression at any time.
Many patients feel better during the treatment itself. Others notice a marked improvement in mood or pain levels within a day of treatment.