Helps control your thoughts.
Our bottom line
Aristada (Aripiprazole lauroxil) is good for schizophrenia, but you'll need to see your doctor every 4-6 weeks to get the injection.
- Only needs to be given once a month.
- Helps some people with their thoughts.
- Comes in different strengths.
- There are patient assistance programs to can help lower the cost of the copay.
- It is given 4-6 weeks compared to every 4 weeks for other similar medications.
- Likely expensive because it is only available as a brand name medication.
- There are cheaper alternatives that should be considered before Aristada (Aripiprazole lauroxil).
Aristada (Aripiprazole lauroxil) is an atypical antipsychotic. It stabilizes dopamine and serotonin levels in your brain to help control your thoughts.
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Side effect rates for Aristada (aripiprazole lauroxil)
- Inability to sit still
- Injection site pain
- Increased weight
- Muscle damage
- Sleep difficulty
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- Higher risk if:
- › Elderly patients with dementia
Older patients with dementia-related psychosis have a higher risk of stroke and sudden death when treated with antipsychotic medications. People over 65 with this condition should not be taking this medicine.
This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.
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- May cause dizziness or drowiness.
- May cause you to gain weight.