Son is in the hospital and we are going to change him to an injection depot since he has a tendency to be non-compliant. I spoke with his pdoc today and the first one he suggested was Abilify injection which surprised me since the only med son is on since stopping the others is Abilify 10 mg and he is certainly not doing well. Pdoc explained that Abilify injection is much better than the pills.
I asked him about Invega Sustenna and he said that was a very good injection also. I asked him in his opinion which one would be better to handle positive symptoms the best and he thought for a second and said probably Invega Sustenna would be somewhat better for that.
I also asked him about Latuda since I’ve been interested in this med – he said Latuda has mixed results and he wasn’t sure about prescribing this for son, particularly since it is not depot injection.
Son’s pdoc is the head Psychiatrist overseeing two large practices in the Atlanta area, very well respected, so I greatly value his opinion.
But I would like to hear if anyone has had experience with either of these injectables, Abilify or Invega Sustenna, pros/cons?