FAQs

Questions About the Safety of NeuroStar®

Clinical trials have proven the safety of NeuroStar® Advanced Therapy in the treatment of patients with major depressive disorder who have not benefitted from prior antidepressant medications.17

Treatment with NeuroStar Advanced Therapy caused few side effects and was generally well tolerated by patients.4,17 Established safety profile and treatment adherence with less than 5% discontinuation rate with NeuroStar Advanced Therapy due to adverse events.17

Is NeuroStar safe and does it have any side effects?
An FDA-cleared depression treatment, NeuroStar is safe and easy to tolerate. Because it’s non-drug, it’s free of systemic side effects.23,29 NeuroStar does not have any effects on cognition or sleep.4,17 The most common side effect associated with NeuroStar is mild to moderate pain or discomfort at or near the treatment site that typically subsides within the first week of treatment.11,12,17
Does NeuroStar cause memory loss?
NeuroStar has been systematically evaluated for its effects on memory. These clinical trials demonstrated that NeuroStar does not result in any adverse effects on memory or concentration.17
Do NeuroStar treatments hurt?
Some NeuroStar patients experience mild to moderate discomfort at or near the treatment site during the first week of treatment.11,12 This is usually temporary and subsides in subsequent treatments.11,12
Can NeuroStar cause seizures?
Seizure risk is low with NeuroStar. The estimated risk of seizure under ordinary clinical use is approximately 1 in 30,000 treatments (0.003% of treatments) or 1 in 1,000 patients (<0.1% of patients).4

Patients should be carefully monitored for worsening symptoms and/or signs or symptoms of suicidal behavior and/or unusual behavior. Families and caregivers should also be aware of the need to observe patients and notify their treatment provider if symptoms worsen.4

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy should not be used with patients who have non-removable conductive metal in or near the head.

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