Affordable ketamine therapy in Northbrook - MD Infusions
Treatment starts with a total of six, one-hour infusions given 2-3 times per week for 2-3 weeks.
Maintenance therapy consists of a one-hour treatment given approximately every 4 weeks. This
interval may vary depending on the length of response to initial therapy.
Price: $475 per infusion
Pre-Pay Initial 6 Infusions at $399 per infusion.
We provide concierge service to get you feeling better
Our concierge service includes access to your physician, convenience of scheduling, and collaboration with your team, all delivered by experienced nurses and doctors.
You can speak to a physician at anytime, whether it be before, during or after your appointment.
Make your appointment the same day, or when it works for your schedule.
We work with your primary care doctor, therapist, or psychiatrist to optimize your results.
All of our physicians have over 15 years experience with ketamine and mental health issues.
frequently asked questions
You will be greeted upon arrival and shown to your treatment room. Our doctor will review your treatment plan with you, and your nurse will place the IV. The Ketamine infusion lasts 45 minutes, followed by about 30 min of post-infusion relaxation. Plan on a total time of 1 hour and 15 min.
We use a protocol first developed at Yale which consists of a course of six, 1-hour treatments given over the course of 2-3 weeks (approximately every 2-3 days between treatments). Following this booster treatments are given approximately every 4 weeks depending on your specific needs.
Although Ketamine is FDA approved for anesthesia, low-dose Ketamine infusion for the treatment of mood disorders is an off-label usage of the medication. Off-label uses of medications are not covered by insurance.
Absolutely no driving for 12 hours after a treatment. You should not consume alcohol or make major financial or legal decisions for 24 hours after a treatment.
Common side-effects, during and immediately after treatment, include nausea, dizziness, minor visual blurring, or minor HA
Ketamine should not be used as a first line therapy for mood disorders.
Ketamine is not recommended for the treatment of psychosis or mania.
Ketamine therapy should not be administered to those with uncontrolled hypertension, heart disease, kidney problems or liver failure.
Not at this time.
Ketamine is not physically habit forming. It has been abused as a street drug at high doses (several times the dose given for depression). Ketamine addiction has not been described in the setting of mood disorder treatment.
There is extensive research supporting the use of ketamine for treatment resistant mood disorders. Research is on-going with numerous studies being released yearly exploring ketamine’s effectiveness. Please see our Science of Ketamine web page for more information.
What is Ketamine?
Ketamine is an anesthetic that blocks the NMDA receptor in the brain. Ketamine was put on WHO’s List of Essential Medicines because it’s safe and effective for surgery, but more recently studies have shown ketamine treatment can cause rapid improvement in mood with reduction in suicidality compared to people who receive placebos or another medication.
Depression is a challenging condition for everyone to cope with. There are many who find relief in traditional treatments, but there’s been an increase of people struggling without it or experiencing treatment-resistant depression that doesn’t respond well enough to medication–neither does psychotherapy alone provide the answers they need when their mood and thoughts spiral out into panic attacks and feelings of hopelessness. That’s why we offer ketamine infusions because ketamine has shown great promise during studies where subjects experienced rapid improvements after receiving only 3 intravenous infusion sessions over 2 days each lasting just 20 minutes followed by another single dose 7 hours later.
We’ve seen success rates as high 75% for the treatment of depression, and if you or someone in your life is suffering from this illness it’s time to get back on track. Schedule an appointment today!
Is Ketamine Right For Me?
Ketamine is a fast-acting antidepressant that could be right for you. Adults age 18 or older who suffer from severe depression and have not been successful with traditional treatments are eligible to try ketamine therapy, our evaluation will include medical history questions as well a physical exam before starting treatments.
What Are The Risks?
For depression, the doses of ketamine used are much lower than what’s given during anesthesia. This makes an already safe drug even safer. Possible side effects during treatment can include a change in blood pressure or heart rate. At MD Infusions you will be under continuous heart monitoring and video monitoring during treatment. A full set of vital signs are checked before and after your infusion to ensure maximum safety.