Ketamine Based Nasal Spray Could Help Depression

February 21, 2019, 9:36 am EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (WTAT-TV) – The FDA is considering a new drug to treat depression and it isn’t a pill.

Ketamine based nasal spray could be a new treatment option for when all other drug treatments have failed.

Ketamine is used as an anesthesia, but has also been found as a successful treatment for severe depression. However, it is also known to be abused as a party drug, so health experts caution that only a specific set of patients will get it.

The FDA is set to vote on whether or not to approve the drug in March.