Understanding Schizophrenia Medication
When it comes to managing symptoms of schizophrenia, there are several medication options available. Some medications, like pills, have to be taken every day. Long-acting medications, like INVEGA SUSTENNA®, can be given once monthly after starting doses. When you discuss a treatment plan with your doctor, be sure to talk about how—and how often—you’ll receive medication.
The type of medication most commonly used to treat schizophrenia symptoms are called antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotics are believed to help balance the chemicals in the brain.
There are 2 categories of antipsychotic medications
to treat schizophrenia:
There are different ways to take schizophrenia medication, including:
Taken by mouth on a daily basis, sometimes multiple times a day. They must be taken as directed to be effective.
Long-acting or short-acting injectables
Administered by injection by a trained healthcare professional. Long-acting medication may be given once or twice a month. Between injections, medicine is released gradually in the body so it lasts over time. Injections must be given on schedule to be effective.
INVEGA SUSTENNA® is a long-acting medication that helps control your symptoms with a once-monthly✶ injection given by a healthcare professional as part of your overall treatment plan.
✶After starting doses.