TMS therapy is safe and easy to tolerate. Because it is medication-free and non-invasive, TMS therapy doesn’t have the side effects that are often associated with antidepressant medications.
In clinical trials, fewer than 5% of patients discontinued treatment with TMS therapy due to adverse events. The most common side effect associated with TMS therapy is temporary discomfort at or near the treatment site during treatment. This typically occurs only during the first week of treatment.
TMS therapy should not be used with patients who have non-removable conductive metal or stimulator implants in or near the head, or with patients who have active or inactive implants such as deep brain stimulators, cochlear implants, and vagus nerve stimulators.