NeuroStar TMS Therapy is safe and easy to tolerate. Because it is not a depression drug, NeuroStar TMS Therapy doesn’t have the side effects that are often associated with antidepressant medication. More than one million treatments have been performed with NeuroStar TMS Therapy.
NeuroStar TMS Therapy is free of systemic side effects typically experienced with antidepressant medications
- Abnormal ejaculation
- Decreased libido
- Daytime drowsiness
- Increased weight
- Increased appetite
- Decreased appetite
- Dry mouth
- Treatment discontinuation side effects
NeuroStar TMS Therapy Side Effects
In clinical trials, fewer than 5% of patients discontinued treatment with NeuroStar TMS Therapy due to adverse events. The most common side effect associated 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 occurs only during the first week of treatment.
Other side effects (occurring in ≥5% of patients and twice the rate of placebo) include:
- Eye pain
- Muscle twitch
- Facial pain
- Pain of the skin
There is a rare risk of seizure with TMS Therapy (0.1% of patients). There is no adverse effect on cognition.
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 who have non-removable conductive metal or stimulator implants in or near the head or patients who have active or inactive implants such as deep brain stimulators, cochlear implants, and vagus nerve stimulators.