Bipolar Disorder Injections

Explore our comprehensive range of specialized treatments designed to provide relief and stability for individuals with bipolar disorder. Our expert team offers personalized care tailored to address the unique challenges of bipolar symptoms, ensuring effective management and lasting well-being.

What is Long Acting Injectable for Bipolar Disorder

Long-acting injectables (LAIs) for bipolar disorder are intramuscular shots designed to provide sustained medication release over extended periods, often spanning weeks to months. These injections offer a convenient treatment option, reducing the need for frequent medication administration and potentially enhancing treatment adherence.

Types of Injections for Bipolar Disorder

1. Abilify Preparations

Abilify Asimtufii
Abilify Asimtufii is administered every two months. This convenient dosing schedule may be suitable for individuals managing Schizoaffective Disorder.
Aripiprazole (Abilify Maintena
FDA-approved long-acting injectable for maintenance treatment of bipolar I disorder in adults, administered monthly.
Aripiprazole lauroxil (Aristada)
Second-generation antipsychotic medication for bipolar I maintenance treatment, given every 4 to 8 weeks after an initial dose.

2. Risperidone Preparations

Risperidone Consta
This formulation typically requires administration once every 2 weeks, providing sustained release of the medication to manage symptoms of Schizoaffective Disorder.
Risperidone Uzedy
This formulation's dosing schedule may vary but is commonly administered every 4 to 8 weeks, offering a longer duration between injections for added convenience and compliance.
Risperidone Perseris
Administered once monthly, Risperidone Perseris provides continuous therapeutic levels of the medication to help manage symptoms effectively over the course of the month.

3. Invega (Palperodone)

Invega Sustenna
Invega Sustenna provides a month-long sustained release of medication. This monthly injection helps to maintain therapeutic levels of the drug in the body, promoting stable symptom control and reducing relapses.
Invega Trinza
With a dosage schedule of once every three months, Invega Trinza is an extended-release formulation of Paliperidone, ensuring continuous symptom control with fewer injections compared to Invega Sustenna.
Invega Halfyera
Administered every six months, Invega Halfyera is an extended-release Paliperidone formulation, providing a convenient dosing schedule for maintaining stable therapeutic levels in patients with schizophrenia and related disorders.

How Monthly Injections for Bipolar Work?

Monthly injections for bipolar disorder function by delivering a controlled dose of medication over a sustained period, offering individuals a consistent approach to managing their mental well-being. At PB Psychiatric Services, our specialized monthly injection regimen is tailored to address the unique challenges presented by bipolar disorder’s fluctuating nature.

This treatment approach aims to provide ongoing support, effectively managing manic and depressive episodes. With a focus on personalized care, our expert team ensures that individuals receive the appropriate dosage and attention required to foster lasting balance.

How Long Does it Take for Abilify Maintena to Work?

Abilify Maintena, an injectable medication delivering aripiprazole gradually, typically requires a few weeks to exhibit its therapeutic effects. It’s crucial to maintain oral antipsychotic medication for a minimum of two weeks following the initial injection to ensure continuous symptom management during this transition period. 

This gradual onset underscores the importance of consistency and adherence to the prescribed treatment regimen, ultimately contributing to the efficacy of Abilify Maintena in managing symptoms associated with bipolar disorder.

Who is a Suitable Candidate for Bipolar Shots?

Individuals who struggle with adhering to a daily medication regimen, a common challenge affecting approximately 40% of people with bipolar disorder, may find long-acting injectables (LAIs) to be a suitable treatment option. Timely medication intake is critical, as failure to do so can result in impaired functioning, relapse, and potential hospitalization. 

LAIs offer a solution by maintaining a consistent level of medication in the body, thereby mitigating these risks. A 2018 study highlighted the effectiveness of LAIs and lithium as the most successful treatments in preventing hospitalization among individuals with bipolar disorder.

Who Benefits from Bipolar Shots?

Get Injections for Bipolar Symptom Relief

At PB Psychiatric Services, we are proud to offer specialized injections tailored for individuals managing bipolar disorder. We provide specialized injections designed to offer relief and stability for individuals navigating bipolar disorder. Whether it’s antipsychotic injections, monthly maintenance treatments, or other targeted solutions, our expert team is committed to empowering patients on their journey toward lasting balance and well-being. If you’re seeking effective treatment options for bipolar disorder, consider exploring our specialized injections at PB Psychiatric Services.

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