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What is Aristada?

Aristada (aripiprazole) is a medication developed for the treatment of schizophrenia. It is an injectable drug administered every 4 to 6 weeks. Aripiprazole was available as an injectable drug prior to the development of Aristada, but Aristada is the first long-lasting form. Aristada has been shown to reduce symptoms of schizophrenia, including emotional withdrawal, paranoia and hallucinations. It must be administered by a medical professional. Side effects may include irritability, restlessness, weight gain, heart palpitations, impairment of motor skills and judgment and headache. It is not known if Aristada is safe for pregnant women, children or the elderly. Aristada is not to be used in patients with dementia-related psychosis, as it has been related to stroke and similar dangers for this group. 

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