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Abilify Maintena is a medicine prescribed to treat people who have schizophrenia. It is used when the oral form of aripiprazole has been used previously and was well tolerated. This drug comes as a liquid that is given as an injection into a muscle once a month. Some possible side effects include headaches, insomnia, and nausea.
- 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 Abilify Maintena 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.