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Schizophrenia Treatment Options
Tanara is on a schizophrenia treatment journey with INVEGA TRINZA®, given by injection from a healthcare professional. She began treatment after being adequately treated with INVEGA SUSTENNA® (paliperidone palmitate), the once-monthly version of the medication with the same active ingredient, for at least four months.
Medication is an important part of your treatment, and it is essential in getting the symptoms of schizophrenia under control. Learn about the different treatment options that are available.
The types of medications most commonly used to treat schizophrenia symptoms are called antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotics are believed to help balance the chemicals in the brain.
Taken by mouth on a daily basis or sometimes multiple times a day; must be taken as directed to be effective.
A long-acting injectable is administered by a trained healthcare professional, and is different from what you may have gotten during an emergency room visit. A long-acting injectable has active ingredients that are designed to be released gradually, and is meant to help control schizophrenia symptoms over a longer period of time in one dose. Long-acting injectable medications must be taken as directed to be effective.
After being adequately treated with a 1-month version of the same medication for at least four months, your healthcare professional may administer a long-acting medication once every 3 months.
Injection given by a healthcare professional once a month.
It’s important to understand and discuss your treatment plan with your healthcare professional. Everyone’s needs are different, but long-term control of schizophrenia symptoms can help you move toward your treatment goals.