Bipolar medication?

I am trying to find out more information on the "monthy shots" available for the treatment for Bipolar. I have heard of a shot that can be done monthly instead of taking pills everyday, which seems to be the biggest problem. I plan to go to the doctors and ask but if I had more information I would feel better and more knowledgeable. Thanks

Answer:
There are some atypical antipsychotics and older antipsychotics that are prescribed as mood stabilizers that are available as a shot. Risperdal (an antipsychotic) has been converted to Risperdal Consta (a shot). Haldol can also be given by shot (although I haven't known many people with Bipolar being given Halol on a regular basis and the side effects can be bad). Other than that, there really isn't much else available for someone with Bipolar who doesn't like pills. Also keep in mind that different medications work differently on everyone, so these medications may not be the best fit for you. Hopefully, this information will help you ask the questions you want.

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