- What is TMS Therapy
- Neurostar Clinical Research
- NeuroStar TMS Therapy System
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NeuroStar TMS Therapy® is a safe and easy to tolerate. Because it is not a drug that circulates throughout the body, NeuroStar TMS Therapy does not cause the side effects that patients often experience from antidepressant medications. NeuroStar TMS Therapy is free of side effects such as 1,2:
Common Drug Therapy Side Effects
|Drowsiness||Decreased Sexual Interest|
|Headache/Migraine||Treatment Discontinuation Side Effects|
NeuroStar TMS Therapy Side Effects
The most common side effect with NeuroStar TMS Therapy is temporary pain or discomfort at or near the treatment site during treatment. When this occurs it is temporary, and typically only during the first week of treatment. Other side effects include eye pain, toothache, muscle twitch, facial pain and pain of the skin (occurring > the 5% of patients and 2x the rate of placebo). In clinical trials, fewer than 5% of patients discontinued treatment with NeuroStar TMS Therapy due to adverse events.
There is a rare risk of seizure with TMS Therapy. The estimated risk of seizure under ordinary clinical use is approximately 1 in 30,000 treatments.
Patients should notify their doctor if they experience worsening depression symptoms, signs or symptoms of suicidal behavior and/or unusual behavior. Family members and support individuals should also be aware of the need to observe patients and notify their treatment provider if symptoms worsen.
NeuroStar TMS Therapy should not be used with patients that have non-removable conductive metal or stimulator implants in or near the head or patients that have active or inactive implants such as deep brain stimulators, cochlear implants, and vagus nerve stimulators.