Supporting and caring for someone who is living with schizophrenia can be challenging, but at the same time very rewarding.
Helping them get the treatment they need now
If the person you care for is struggling with schizophrenia symptoms that have gotten worse, you may want to ask their healthcare provider about treatment options.
It’s also important to ask about other treatment options if they're having trouble taking, or remembering to take, their medication. If they’re not staying on track, their symptoms may become less manageable.
If their healthcare provider recommends a long-acting injectable (LAI) medication, you may want to ask about PERSERIS™ (risperidone).
PERSERIS is an injectable treatment designed to consistently deliver medicine to treat schizophrenia symptoms throughout one month. PERSERIS is just one dose, given by a healthcare provider once every month, and does not require additional risperidone (pills or injections) at the start of, or during, treatment.
PERSERIS is an injection given by a healthcare provider. If the person you care for is new to risperidone, their healthcare provider will give them a small oral dose to test for side effects prior to treatment. Some patients, depending on their current risperidone dose, may not be candidates for PERSERIS.