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The Abilify long-acting injection is an option for adults with schizophrenia who have difficulty staying on oral medications. Lack of treatment adherence can lead to a relapse, making a long-acting injection an ideal treatment option for these patients. 

Abilify Long-Acting Injection – What Is It?

The Abilify Maintena (aripiprazole) long-acting injection is a long-acting treatment for adults with schizophrenia. Like the oral medication, it works by helping to balance certain chemicals in the brain. Patients receive the injection in the buttock or arm muscle.  This medication is normally given every month.


How long does the Abilify injection last?

It will depend on the dosage. They typically last anywhere from one to two months. (normally the medication is dosed monthly)

How often is Abilify injection given?

It is injected into the buttock or arm muscle anywhere between one month to two months apart. 

What are long-acting injectable antipsychotics?

Long-acting injectable antipsychotics are stabilizing medications, usually for those with schizophrenia. They offer a solution for individuals that have a hard time following daily oral drug therapy. Besides Abilify, other long-acting injectable antipsychotics include fluphenazine (Prolixin) and paliperidone (Invega).

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