FDA Clears 'Day One' Aristada Regimen for Treating Schizophrenia

FDA Clears 'Day One' Aristada Regimen for Treating Schizophrenia

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new, smaller particle–size version of extended-release injectable aripiprazole lauroxil ( Aristada , Alkermes) for adults with schizophrenia. Combining the new product, known as Aristada Initio, with a single 30-mg dose of oral aripiprazole "provides physicians with an alternative regimen to initiate patients onto any dose of Aristada on day one," the manufacturer announced in a statement. Previously, the initiation process for the older product was to give the first dose and to then give oral aripiprazole for 21 consecutive days. The new product releases "relevant levels of aripiprazole within 4...

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