Long-acting Psychotropic injections


 

LAIs

Long-acting Psychotropic Injections - (LAIs) allow for the slow release of medicine into the blood. Injectable medications used for individuals living with mental illness include Abilify Maintena®, Aristada®, Haldol decanoate®, Invega Sustenna®, Invega Trinza®, fluphenazine decanoate, Risperdal Consta®, and Zyprexa Relprevv®. The LAIs can last anywhere from 2-12 weeks with just one dose, which helps to control symptoms of mental illness.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) on Stress Managment:

1. What is a Long-acting Injection?

Long-acting injection (LAIs) allow for the slow release of medicine into the blood. Injectable medications used for individuals living with mental illness include Abilify Maintena®, Aristada®, Haldol decanoate®, Invega Sustenna®, Invega Trinza®, fluphenazine decanoate, Risperdal Consta®, and Zyprexa Relprevv®. The LAIs can last anywhere from 2-12 weeks with just one dose, which helps to control symptoms of mental illness.

2. What Are LAIs Used For?

LAIs are usually given to treat psychosis (hallucinations or delusions) in individuals with schizophrenia.Some LAIs may be used as mood stabilizers in individuals with bipolar disorder.

3. How Can A LAI Help?

LAIs can help individuals stay on track with a medicine plan. If someone is having trouble sticking to a plan, a lot of things may happen. One problem could be needing to stay in a hospital until the illness is better. Other problems may include trouble with family and friends or other relationships.

When comparing LAIs to pill medications, LAIs may lower the chances of someone going to the hospital. LAIs allow for a steady level of medicine in the blood. These steady levels help lower the chance of side effects. The LAIs may also help improve quality of life and satisfaction with medicine.

4. How Are LAIs Given?

LAIs are given as an injection in the muscles of the arm or bottom. When starting a LAI for the first time, individuals may also have to take pill medication for a few weeks. The pill allows the injection to have time to start working.

5. What if Im interested in a LAI?

Give us a call today at 469-579-9201 to learn more about LAIs and if they are right for you.

6. Do you know which significant cities Compassionate Psychiatric Services offer its mental health services to?

Compassionate Psychiatric Services range from anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction, trauma, eating disorders to numerous other mental health conditions and are offered to all our patients in the following city locations:: Dallas, The Colony, Richardson, Flower Mound, Lewisville, Prosper, Irving and Arlington.

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11500 TX HWY 121, Suite 510
Frisco, TX 75035
Phone: 469-200-4093
Fax: 469-200-4079
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