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Teva is here to help from the very beginning of treatment with UZEDY. Whether you’re looking for financial assistance, nurse support, or just want tips for talking to your healthcare provider, we can help.

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Teva Shared Solutions® is a support program to help you plan for starting and staying on UZEDY. We help streamline your start to treatment by helping you—or a caregiver—figure out some of the details. Shared Solutions can:

Checkmark icon Confirm prescription coverage and pharmacy options based on eligibility and coverage

Checkmark icon Explain Medicare and Medicaid coverage options

Checkmark icon See if you qualify for the Patient Assistance Program (PAP), which provides free product to eligible patients

Checkmark icon Help you understand prior authorization requirements

Checkmark icon Work with you to find an injection site near your home or work

Checkmark icon Provide over-the-phone nurse support to answer questions and help you stay on UZEDY

Questions? Call 1-800-887-8100, Monday-Friday, 9 AM-8 PM ET.

Pay as little as $0 per dose

You may be able to save on out-of-pocket costs with the Savings Offer* for UZEDY.

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  • This offer is available for commercially insured patients only
  • This offer is not available for patients eligible for Medicare, Medicaid, or any other form of government insurance coverage
  • To learn more, call 1-800-887-8100, Monday-Friday, 9 AM-8 PM ET
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*Out-of-pocket costs may vary. See full Terms and Conditions for eligibility, restrictions, and any additional questions about this savings offer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is UZEDY?

UZEDY is an FDA-approved, long-acting injectable (LAI) form of risperidone used to treat schizophrenia in adults.

Instead of taking a pill every day to help treat your schizophrenia symptoms, with UZEDY, you get 1 injection every 1 or 2 months. A doctor or nurse will give your injection of UZEDY in a healthcare center. You and your healthcare provider can discuss which dosing schedule is right for you.

What is a long-acting injectable (LAI)?

A long-acting injectable—or LAI—is a type of medicine that’s injected into your body and releases slowly over time.

What are the most common side effects with UZEDY?

The side effect profile of UZEDY is expected to be similar to that of comparable oral risperidone doses.

  • The most common side effects of risperidone include slow movements, stiffness, shaking, restlessness, abnormal muscle contractions or movements, drowsiness, dizziness, anxiety, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, diarrhea, increased saliva, constipation, dry mouth, increased appetite, weight gain, tiredness, rash, and common cold symptoms

Injection site reactions including a lump or itching were reported with UZEDY.

Am I a good candidate for UZEDY?

Talk to your doctor to see if UZEDY may be right for you. Before you start UZEDY, you’ll need to ensure you can tolerate risperidone. This means you may take risperidone pills before getting your first injection.

UZEDY may be an option for you if:

  • You’re an adult looking for a long-acting schizophrenia treatment
  • You’ve tolerated oral risperidone pills in the past
  • You’re currently on a long-acting injectable (LAI) and looking for something different

What is the difference between 1- and 2-month dosing?

If you get an injection once a month, you’ll have 12 appointments per year. If you get an injection every 2 months, you’ll only have 6 appointments per year.

UZEDY allows for a flexible dosing schedule. For example, if you normally get an injection once a month, you can switch to once every 2 months at any time—and switch back if once-monthly UZEDY is a better fit for you. You and your healthcare provider can discuss what’s best for you.

How much does UZEDY cost?

Each insurance policy is different, and the cost of UZEDY depends on your plan. Teva Shared Solutions® can help you—or your caregiver—confirm prescription coverage and pharmacy options for eligibility and coverage as well as Medicare and Medicaid coverage. We can also help you understand any prior authorization requirements for UZEDY and find financial assistance options. With the Savings Offer for UZEDY, eligible patients may pay as little as $0 per dose.* Call 1-800-887-8100 (Monday-Friday, 9 AM-8 PM ET) to find out if you’re eligible for financial assistance.

*Offer is available for patients with commercial insurance only. This offer is NOT available for patients eligible for Medicare, Medicaid, or any other form of government insurance coverage. See full Terms and Conditions for eligibility, restrictions, and any additional questions about this savings offer.

What if I miss a dose of UZEDY?

If you miss a dose, talk to your healthcare provider about rescheduling your missed appointment as soon as possible.

How do I get started on UZEDY?

To learn more about UZEDY, make an appointment to talk to your healthcare provider. Together, you can discuss if UZEDY may be right for you. Our Doctor Discussion Guide can help you get the conversation started.

After you’ve started UZEDY, Teva Shared Solutions® provides over-the-phone nurse support for questions or concerns you or your caregiver may have about UZEDY. Plus, we can help you find an injection site near your home or work. Call 1-800-887-8100 (Monday-Friday, 9 AM-8 PM ET) to get support.

Who should not receive UZEDY?

You should not receive UZEDY if you are allergic to risperidone, paliperidone, or any of its components.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important information I should know about UZEDY?

UZEDY can cause serious side effects, including an increased risk of death in elderly people who are confused, have memory loss, and have lost touch with reality (dementia-related psychosis). UZEDY is not approved for use in patients with dementia-related psychosis.

Do not receive UZEDY if you are allergic to risperidone, paliperidone, or any of its components.

UZEDY may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Stroke in elderly people (cerebrovascular problems) that can lead to death.
  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS). NMS is a rare but very serious problem that can lead to death. Seek medical attention right away if you have any of these symptoms: high fever, severe muscle stiffness, confusion, sweating, irregular heartbeat, fast heart rate, or changes in your blood pressure.
  • Uncontrolled facial or body movements (tardive dyskinesia) that may not go away, even if you stop receiving UZEDY. Tardive dyskinesia may also start after you stop receiving UZEDY.
  • Problems with your metabolism that may include high blood sugar (hyperglycemia), diabetes mellitus, changes in the fat levels in your blood (dyslipidemia), and weight gain. Extremely high blood sugar can lead to coma or death. If you have diabetes or are at risk for diabetes (e.g., obesity, family history of diabetes), your healthcare provider should check your blood sugar before you start and during treatment with UZEDY. Call your healthcare provider if you have symptoms of high blood sugar including: feeling very thirsty, hungry, sick to your stomach, weak or tired, or confused; needing to urinate more than usual; or your breath smells fruity.
  • High levels of prolactin in your blood. UZEDY may cause a rise in the blood levels of a hormone called prolactin that may cause side effects including missed menstrual periods, decreased fertility in women, leakage of milk from the breasts, development of breasts in men, or problems with erection.
  • Decreased blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension). You may feel lightheaded or faint when you rise too quickly from a sitting or lying position.
  • Falls. Antipsychotic medicines like UZEDY may cause drowsiness or dizziness when you are standing, which could increase your risk for falls and related injuries.
  • Low white blood cell count.
  • Problems thinking clearly and moving your body. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how UZEDY affects you.
  • Seizures (convulsions).
  • Difficulty swallowing that can cause food or liquid to get into your lungs.
  • Prolonged or painful erection lasting more than 4 hours. Call your healthcare provider or go to your nearest emergency room right away if you have an erection that lasts more than 4 hours.
  • Problems with control of your body temperature (too high or too low). Avoid getting overheated or dehydrated.

The most common side effects of risperidone included slow movements, stiffness, shaking, restlessness, abnormal muscle contractions or movements, drowsiness, dizziness, anxiety, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, diarrhea, increased saliva, constipation, dry mouth, increased appetite, weight gain, tiredness, rash, and common cold symptoms. Injection site reactions including a lump or itching were reported with UZEDY. These are not all the possible side effects of UZEDY. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Do not drink alcohol during treatment with UZEDY.

Before receiving UZEDY, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including if you:

  • have had Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome.
  • have or have had uncontrolled movements of your tongue, face, mouth, or jaw (tardive dyskinesia).
  • have diabetes or have a family history of diabetes.
  • have had dizziness or fainting or are being treated for high blood pressure.
  • have had a low white blood cell count.
  • have or have had seizures or epilepsy.
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment with UZEDY. It is not known if UZEDY will harm your unborn baby. Use of UZEDY during the third trimester of pregnancy may cause side effects in the newborn infant, including agitation, abnormal muscle tone, tremor, drowsiness, difficulty feeding, and difficulty breathing. Seek medical attention if you notice these signs. If you become pregnant during treatment with UZEDY, talk to your healthcare provider about registering with the National Pregnancy Registry for Atypical Antipsychotics, or call 1-866-961-2388 or visit http://womensmentalhealth.org/clinical-and-research-programs/pregnancyregistry/.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. If you are receiving UZEDY and are breastfeeding, monitor your infant for sleepiness, inadequate weight gain, jitteriness, tremors, and abnormal muscle movements. Seek medical care if you notice these signs.
  • have or have had kidney or liver problems.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take or plan to take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. UZEDY and other medicines may affect each other.

You are encouraged to report side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

APPROVED USE

UZEDY (risperidone) extended-release injectable suspension is a prescription medicine used to treat schizophrenia in adults.

For more information about UZEDY, see the full Prescribing Information, including Boxed WARNING, or talk to your healthcare provider.