Abilify Maintena is an injection given only by a healthcare provider at the doctor’s office or a hospital once every month. It is an extended-release injection used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder in adults. Abilify Maintena is injected into the deltoid (upper arm) muscle or gluteal (buttock) muscle.
How do you give Abilify injection?
Inject slowly into the deltoid or gluteal muscle. Do not massage the injection site. Engage the needle safety device and safely discard all kit components (see Figure 8). ABILIFY MAINTENA pre-filled dual chamber syringe is for single-use only.
How long does it take for Abilify Injection to work?
It can take a few days, or sometimes a few weeks, for aripiprazole to start helping you. You may not feel the full to effects of the medication for four to six weeks.
How do you administer Abilify Maintena?
ABILIFY MAINTENA is only to be administered by intramuscular injection by a healthcare professional. The recommended starting and maintenance dose of ABILIFY MAINTENA is 400 mg monthly (no sooner than 26 days after the previous injection).
Is there an Abilify injection?
Aripiprazole extended-release injection (Abilify Maintena) is also used for the ongoing treatment of people with bipolar I disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods).
What is good about Abilify?
This medication can decrease hallucinations and improve your concentration. It helps you to think more clearly and positively about yourself, feel less nervous, and take a more active part in everyday life. Aripiprazole can treat severe mood swings and decrease how often mood swings occur.
What does Abilify do to the brain?
Aripiprazole is a medication that works in the brain to treat schizophrenia. It is also known as a second generation antipsychotic (SGA) or atypical antipsychotic. Aripiprazole rebalances dopamine and serotonin to improve thinking, mood, and behavior.
Does Abilify calm you down?
Aripiprazole is a medication that can be used to treat psychosis and also calm people who are aggressive or agitated due to psychosis. It can be taken by mouth or by injection (intramuscular).
Will I gain weight on Abilify?
Weight gain induced by atypical antipsychotics is a well known side effect. Among this group of medications, aripiprazole (Abilify®, Bristol Myers Squibb) has been reported to be weight neutral.
Can you lose weight while taking Abilify?
We propose that, in a subgroup of patients, the addition of aripiprazole to their antipsychotic regime (without stopping the offending antipsychotic in terms of weight gain) can result in very significant weight loss and even the reversal of antipsychotic-induced weight gain.
Can you self administer Abilify Maintena?
You do not administer Abilify Maintena to yourself. Abilify Maintena is an injection given only by a healthcare provider at the doctor’s office or a hospital once every month.
How late can Abilify Maintena be given?
The recommended starting and maintenance dose of ABILIFY MAINTENA is 400 mg monthly (no sooner than 26 days after the previous injection).
What is the difference between Abilify and Abilify Maintena?
They both contain the active ingredient aripiprazole, an atypical antipsychotic, and are approved for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Abilify is approved for other uses, too. Abilify comes as an oral medication taken daily, while Abilify Maintena is a long-acting injection given every 4 weeks.
Is Abilify discontinued?
Otsuka has discontinued Abilify Discmelt oral disintegrating tablets. The company has also discontinued the oral solution and injection. Trigen introduced aripiprazole oral disintegrating tablets in 2016.
Is Aristada the same as Abilify?
Aristada comes as a liquid solution that’s given by a healthcare provider as an intramuscular injection (an injection into your muscle). Abilify Maintena comes as a powder that’s mixed with liquid. Abilify Maintena is also given by a healthcare provider as an intramuscular injection.
How often is Abilify given?
Adults: The recommended starting dose in adults is 15 mg given once daily as monotherapy and 10 mg to 15 mg given once daily as adjunctive therapy with lithium or valproate. ABILIFY can be given without regard to meals.