Long-acting injectable (LAI) injections in the gluteal muscle tend to release medication more slowly over time, so injection there may reduce side effects such as this. Also, a reduction in medication dosage can be considered.
Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM )can be utilized to detect unusually high serum levels of antipsychotic medications in cases of unusual metabolism. See this tip for more information on TDM.
See for more information on LAIs at the SMI Adviser Center of Excellence on LAIs.