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Abilify Maintena Kit (Aripiprazole IM injection)

Abilify Maintena Kit (Aripiprazole IM injection)

Aripiprazole

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Abilify Maintena is an extended-release injectable suspension of Aripiprazole, an antipsychotic medication. It is primarily used for the treatment of schizophrenia and, in some cases, for the maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder. The medication is designed to deliver aripiprazole to the body over an extended period.

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Abilify Maintena Kit (Aripiprazole Extended-Release Injectable Suspension)

Abilify Maintena is an extended-release injectable suspension of Aripiprazole, an antipsychotic medication. It is primarily used for the treatment of schizophrenia and, in some cases, for the maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder. The medication is designed to deliver aripiprazole to the body over an extended period.

How to Use:

  • Abilify Maintena is administered once a month by a healthcare professional through an intramuscular injection.
  • The injection site is typically in the arm or buttock.
  • It is important to keep all appointments for your injections.

Available Doses:

  • Abilify Maintena is available in the following strengths:
    • 300 mg
    • 400 mg
  • The dose depends on individual medical conditions and treatment response.

Side Effects:

  • Common side effects include weight gain, injection site reactions, insomnia, headache, and dizziness.
  • Serious side effects may include an increased risk of death in elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis, severe nervous system reactions, and high blood sugar.

Precautions:

  • Before starting Abilify Maintena, inform your doctor of any allergies, personal or family history of diabetes, heart diseases, blood pressure issues, seizures, and obesity.
  • This medication can make you dizzy or drowsy or cause blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.

Interactions:

  • Aripiprazole may interact with other medications. Discuss with your doctor all the medications you are currently taking.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while using Abilify Maintena.

Storage:

  • The kit should be stored in the refrigerator. Avoid freezing.
  • Keep the product in its original package until ready for use.

Note on Cost:

  • Purchasing Abilify Maintena from Canadian pharmacies may offer cost benefits compared to buying it in the United States.