Before starting treatment with
ABILIFY MAINTENA it's important to talk with your healthcare provider about past medications you've been prescribed, mood episodes you've experienced in the past year, and any side effects you may have had with your current medication.
Have you already taken the pill form of aripiprazole?
If you have taken the pill form, be sure to tell your healthcare provider. This information will help them figure out how much medicine your body will be able to tolerate when you start
If you haven't taken the pill form, tell your healthcare provider. You will be asked to take the pill form for 2 weeks before getting your first injection of
ABILIFY MAINTENA, so your healthcare provider can see how well your body tolerates the medicine.
Take your current treatment
You should continue to take your current bipolar I medication for 2 weeks after your first treatment with
ABILIFY MAINTENA. This allows the levels of medicine in your body to stay consistent.
Know where to go
ABILIFY MAINTENA is injected by a healthcare professional. Your healthcare provider may be able to give you the injection in his or her office, or you can find a Local Care Center in your area.
Receiving your injection
You will receive your medicine in the shoulder or buttock, which may cause a little pain. About 5% of people reported feeling injection pain.
Don't miss a dose
If you miss a dose for some reason, call your healthcare provider right away to discuss what you should do next. Following your treatment plan can help keep your mood episodes under control. You and your healthcare provider will determine how much medicine your body can tolerate. Mark your injection date on your calendar to help you remember when your next injection is.
The most common side effects of
Inner sense of restlessness (such as feeling like you need to move)
Injection site pain
These are not all of the possible side effects of
Please read IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION below.
There are several ways to receive
LCCs are places where you can get your prescribed injection instead of your healthcare provider’s office. These can be retail pharmacies, urgent care clinics, dialysis centers, and infusion centers where a healthcare provider can give you your