Some medications for bipolar I disorder can help manage or treat the symptoms of depression and/or mania associated with this disease, while others reduce the risk and frequency of symptom relapse.
BPI medication options to consider
Oral medications can be prescribed for both acute and maintenance treatment, and are taken every day, once a day or more, depending on the chosen medication.
Long-acting injectable medication options are also available for maintenance treatment.
These injections are given in the buttock muscles or in the upper arm/shoulder, and they need to be administered by a nurse or doctor every month or every 2 weeks, depending on the chosen medication.
Regardless of the chosen medication, it is important to keep taking it as prescribed, even when feeling well.