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How to get started with ARISTADA treatment


Ask your doctor about what to expect when starting treatment

Before you start treatment with ARISTADA INITIO™ (aripiprazole lauroxil) or ARISTADA®, tell your healthcare provider if you have not taken Abilify®, Abilify Maintena®, or any aripiprazole product before. People who are allergic to aripiprazole or any of the ingredients in ARISTADA should not receive ARISTADA or ARISTADA INITIO.

See what happens on the first day of treatment

You may have to take oral aripiprazole for a short period of time to see if your body can tolerate it before starting receiving ARISTADA INITIO or ARISTADA.

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A single dose of oral aripiprazole

You will get a single dose of 30 mg oral aripiprazole.

If you stay on ARISTADA, you will not need any more oral doses of aripiprazole after this one.

ARISTADA INITIO one-time injection

You will get a one-time injection of the starter dose, ARISTADA INITIO.

ARISTADA INITIO is only to start or re-start ARISTADA treatment after a missed dose. It is not meant for repeated dosing.

1 ARISTADA injection

You will get a dose of ARISTADA.

Your first dose of ARISTADA can be given on the same day or up to 10 days later.

Depending on what you and your doctor have decided, you will get your next dose of ARISTADA 4 weeks, 6 weeks, or 2 months later.

Both ARISTADA INITIO and ARISTADA are given by injection by a healthcare provider.

In some cases, your doctor will have you start with 21 days of oral aripiprazole if ARISTADA INITIO is not right for you.

Depending on the dose, ARISTADA can be given in either the upper arm (441 mg dose only) or buttock (all doses). ARISTADA INITIO can be given in either the upper arm or buttock.

Everyone is different. You may feel a little pain in either the upper arm or buttock during the injections.

It’s important you don’t miss a dose of ARISTADA. If you miss a dose for some reason, contact your doctor right away to discuss what you should do next.

“Treatment that lasts for 2 months allows me to not have to think about my medicine every day.” - Andy

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