Aristada

(Aripiprazole lauroxil)

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Helps control your thoughts.

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Aristada (Aripiprazole lauroxil) is good for schizophrenia, but you'll need to see your doctor every 4-6 weeks to get the injection.

Quick facts about Aristada
  • Drug class: Mental health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available
Prices and discounts
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$35.45
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    $934.62
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    $35.45
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Upsides

  • 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.
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Downsides

  • Likely expensive because it is only available as a brand name medication.
  • There are cheaper alternatives that should be considered before Aristada (Aripiprazole lauroxil).
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Lowest price for 30 5mg tablets
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$35.45
  • Price before coupon
    $934.62
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    $35.45
    96% savings
How it works

Aristada (Aripiprazole lauroxil) is an atypical antipsychotic. It stabilizes dopamine and serotonin levels in your brain to help control your thoughts.

Quick facts about Aristada
  • Drug class: Mental health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

  • Injection
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What to expect when you take Aristada (Aripiprazole lauroxil) for Schizophrenia

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Side effect rates for Aristada (Aripiprazole lauroxil)

414 
From clinical trials of Aristada / Schizophrenia (441mg)
  • Inability to sit still
  • Injection site pain
  • Headache
  • Increased weight
  • Muscle damage
  • Insomnia

Risks and Warnings for Aristada (Aripiprazole lauroxil)

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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.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Aristada (Aripiprazole lauroxil)

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  • May cause dizziness or drowiness.
Weight
  • May cause you to gain weight.