East Sussex - Better Together
NHS

4.2.2 Antipsychotic depot injections

For use where compliance with oral medication is poor

Nodules, muscle granulomas, abscesses or fibrosis occur in 20% of patients. These reactions can be minimised by:-

  • Using the smallest volume possible
  • Using concentrates where available (ideally no more than 2 ml / site)
  • Administering at the lowest frequency. Avoid weekly injections if possible.
  • Use a good technique: z-track advisable
  • Rotate injection sites

Paliperidone Palmitate is available as a monthly and a three monthly injection.  The three monthly preparation is only available to patients who have been stable on the monthly preparation for at least six months.

Monthly injection

Pack
1 pre-filled disposable injection

Monthly injection

Pack
1 pre-filled disposable injection

Monthly injection

Pack
1 pre-filled disposable injection

Monthly injection

Pack
1 pre-filled disposable injection

Three monthly injection

Pack
1 pre-filled disposable injection

Three monthly injection

Pack
1 pre-filled disposable injection

Three monthly injection

Pack
1 pre-filled disposable injection

Three monthly injection

Pack
1 pre-filled disposable injection
  • First Line Drugs
  • Second Line Drugs
  • Specialist Initiated Drugs
  • Specialist Only Drugs
  • Mixed Status