About INVEGA SUSTENNA®
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When it comes to managing your schizophrenia, it’s good to know there are options for how—and how often—you take your medication. Unlike pills that you have to remember to take every day, INVEGA SUSTENNA® is given differently.
INVEGA SUSTENNA® is a long-acting medication given by injection that you only have to take once a month. It’s given by injection by a healthcare professional in the arm or buttocks once monthly after starting doses.
INVEGA SUSTENNA® is gradually released to control symptoms and reduce the chances of symptoms coming back when given monthly. That means you can have one less pill to take every day for treating schizophrenia—and know that your medication is in your system. INVEGA SUSTENNA® is given by injection every 4 weeks by a healthcare professional. You must remember to make and keep these appointments for your injection in order to help prevent your symptoms from
INVEGA SUSTENNA® is in a class of medication called atypical antipsychotics. You can learn more about medications for schizophrenia here.
Managing your symptoms is an important part of living with schizophrenia. INVEGA SUSTENNA® has been proven to treat schizophrenia symptoms in clinical studies and, used longer-term, may help delay time to relapse. If you have a hard time remembering to take your pills every day or want to explore the option of medication you take once a month, talk to your doctor about whether once-monthly INVEGA SUSTENNA® is right for you.
As with any medicine, INVEGA SUSTENNA® may cause side effects in some people. If you think you are developing a side effect, always discuss this with your doctor or Treatment Team. Common side effects for INVEGA SUSTENNA® include: injection site reactions, sleepiness or drowsiness, dizziness, feeling of inner restlessness or needing to be constantly moving, and abnormal muscle movements, including tremor (shaking), shuffling, uncontrolled involuntary movements, and abnormal movements of your eyes.