WHAT TO EXPECT
How to get started with ARISTADA treatment
HOW TO START
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.
ARISTADA INITIO one-time injection
You will get a one-time injection of the starter dose, ARISTADA INITIO.
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.
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