Treatment for schizophrenia usually includes a variety of medications to choose from, along with supportive treatments. Medications that come in oral, liquid, or injectable forms allow for many options to choose from when selecting the most appropriate medication option to manage symptoms. And, of course, you may have other comorbid conditions that require prescription medication.
Partner with your treatment team when making choices about medication management.
Antipsychotic medications come in various dosage forms, including long-acting injectables, tablets, capsules, dissolvable tablets, and oral solutions. Review each of these options below.
Long-acting injectable antipsychotic medications are given once or twice a month, or less frequently.
Short-acting injectables antipsychotic medications may be used to help manage acute psychotic episodes.
Tablets and capsules are another kind of prescribed medication.
Tablets and capsules
Dissolvable tablets use saliva to dissolve the medication for best absorption.
Oral solutions are liquid-based medications that are swallowed.
Your provider may ask you about or provide you with details regarding the following to find the best medication options for you
No matter where you are on your recovery journey, work closely with a mental health prescriber and the other members of your treatment team to find the best options for your unique needs.