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When and How to Use This Medicine

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with aripiprazole ER injection include the following:
  • This medication comes as a liquid that is given as an injection into a muscle (an intramuscular, or IM, injection) once a month.
  • The injection is given by a healthcare provider in an office or clinic.
  • The first two aripiprazole ER injections are given in the buttocks (gluteal muscle).
  • For this drug to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Your symptoms may return if you stop using this medication or miss a dose.

Dosing Information for Aripiprazole ER Injection

The dose of aripiprazole ER injection your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • How you respond to the medication
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you are taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Aripiprazole ER Injection Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Aripiprazole ER injection may react with a number of other medications (see Drug Interactions With Aripiprazole ER Injection).

What If I Overdose on This Drug?

Because this medication is given as an injection by a healthcare provider, an overdose is unlikely. Nonetheless, it is important to seek immediate medical attention if you believe you may have been given too much aripiprazole ER injection. 
(Click Abilify Maintena Overdose for more information.)
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