What is depot antipsychotic medication?

Long-actng injection. It is the delivery of a medication into a fat deposit by injection that slowly releases medication into the body over one to four weeks generally. It is often a psychiatric medication or a hormone. It an sometimes an important mode of delivery to effectively treat certain conditions under certain circumstances. Do not get the picture of an institutionalized person being forced to be medicated.
Depot. Are antipsychotics given in injectable forms & last long-time, 2-4 weeks, such as Haldol (haloperidol) decanoate & Risperdal consta.
Long-acting. These medications are injected into the deltoid or gluteal muscles. They replace the need to take the medication on a daily basis. They typically last anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks, depending upon the particular antipsychotic formulation utilized.