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A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine in a hospital or clinic. It will be given as a shot into a muscle.
Your doctor will give you a few doses of the injection until your condition improves, and then switch you to an oral medicine that works the same way. If you have any concerns about this, talk to your doctor.
The extended-release injection is given together with oral medicine for the first dose. The second dose is given one month later without oral medicine. The injections that follow are given once a month instead of oral medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.
This medicine comes with a Medication Guide. It is very important that you read and understand this information. Be sure to ask your doctor about anything you do not understand.
This medicine needs to be given on a fixed schedule. If you miss a dose, call your doctor, home health caregiver, or treatment clinic for instructions.
The extended-release injection is given once a month instead of oral medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.