What is Abilify Maintena
Abilify Maintena is a long-acting injectable formulation of aripiprazole, an atypical antipsychotic medication. It is used to treat schizophrenia. Abilify Maintena is administered as a monthly injection by a healthcare professional.
Benefits of Abilify Maintena
and Its Uses.
Abilify Maintena is an atypical antipsychotic agent indicated for the maintenance treatment of schizophrenia. It is a long-acting injectable formulation of aripiprazole that is administered every month by healthcare professionals.
Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling mental illness that affects approximately 1 percent of the population in the United States.1,2 Symptoms of schizophrenia can include hallucinations, delusions, disorganized thinking and speech, and a lack of emotion.3,4
The goal of treatment for schizophrenia is to reduce symptoms and improve functioning.5 Aripiprazole, the active ingredient in Abilify Maintena, is a first-line agent for the treatment of schizophrenia.6
Abilify Maintena is an extended-release formulation of aripiprazole that is administered every month by healthcare professionals. It is approved for the maintenance treatment of schizophrenia in adults.
Abilify Maintena is
Side Effects and Dosage of Abilify Maintena
Abilify Maintena is an extended-release injectable formulation of aripiprazole, a partial agonist at dopamine D2 and serotonin 5-HT1A receptors. It is used for the treatment of schizophrenia.
The most common side effects of Abilify Maintena include:
• injection site pain
The recommended dosage of Abilify Maintena is 400 mg monthly.