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.

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

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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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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  • Possible side effects
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep problems
  • Headache
  • Agitation
  • Uncontrolled movements
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Side effect rates for Aristada (Aripiprazole lauroxil)

From 414 clinical trials of Aristada when taken for schizophrenia (441mg)
  • Inability to sit still
    11%11%
    4%4%
  • Injection site pain
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Headache
    3%3%
    3%3%
  • Increased weight
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Muscle damage
    2%2%
  • Insomnia
    2%2%
    3%3%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Aristada.

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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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Pregnancy

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
FDA pregnancy category for Aristada
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  • May cause dizziness or drowiness.
Weight
  • May cause you to gain weight.