Considering Once-Monthly✶ Injectable Medication
✶After starting doses.
One of the benefits of taking INVEGA SUSTENNA® is that you don’t have to remember to take it every day. After the starting doses, you have to make an appointment with a Treatment Team member once a month to receive your medicine.
While no medication can guarantee that you won’t miss a dose, you’ll know that once you’ve received your injection, the medicine is there in your body being gradually released over time to help control symptoms.
Once-monthly INVEGA SUSTENNA® may have many benefits for you, including:
- While you are taking your medicine, it may help you lessen the chance of your schizophrenia symptoms from coming back over time
- Once-monthly dosing means one less medicine to take every day
If you sometimes miss doses of your current medicine, don’t be afraid to talk to your Treatment Team. You're not the only one who has trouble remembering to take pills every day. By considering a long-acting medication like
INVEGA SUSTENNA® as part of your treatment plan, your doctor can help you stay on track with your medicine.
The most common side effects of INVEGA SUSTENNA® include:
- Injection site reactions
- Sleepiness or drowsiness
- Feeling of inner restlessness or needing to be constantly moving
- Abnormal muscle movements, including tremor (shaking), shuffling, uncontrolled involuntary movements, and abnormal movements of your eyes
If you’re interested in once-monthly✶ treatment with INVEGA SUSTENNA®, ask your doctor about the risks and benefits to see if it’s right for you so that you can make an informed decision.