Fast Five Quiz: Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics

Ravinder N. Bhalla, MD


August 19, 2021

Studies indicate that LAI antipsychotics are tolerated reasonably well. According to a recent systematic review, the most common adverse effect associated with LAI antipsychotics is pain at the injection site, which may be especially common with oil-based formulations. Selecting appropriate injection administration techniques, using suitable needle specifications, increasing the interval between injections, and administering a low volume of highly concentrated formulations of LAI antipsychotics may help to minimize injection-site pain. Other potential adverse effects with LAI antipsychotics include skin thickening, infection, erythema, nodules, lumps, bleeding, and tenderness.

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