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Does the drug invega sustenna have long term side effects? i take it for depression. i was told it causes diabetes. is it true???
Diabetes is one of the risk factors with this drug. You may visit this site for detailed information about this medication: https://www.drugs.com/pro/invega-sustenna.html
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My cousin is taking Consta Invega and Saphris (asenapine). She wants to taper off drug #2. PCP says symptoms elevate when she doesn't take it. Should she taper??
I would be a pretty: poor doctor if I gave medical advice to the relative of a patient whom I don't know or treat. It looks like you and your cousin both take the same medications. I would encourage anyone with Schizophrenia to have their medications managed by a psychiatrist . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can depakote ER replace drugs like invega and lithium? And can depakote be Prescribed by a psychiatrist?
RELACEMENT : Does NOT APPLY (in my opinion) to PSYCHOACTIVE drugs! Each medication is SPECIFIC and even in the SAME CLASS of drugs there are MAJOR differences.....your MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL (PRESCRIBING M.D must DECIDE) ...Read more
Are there adverse reactions to taking activated charcoal while taking consta invega (paliperidone)? I have a cousin who takes the later drug.
Invega (paliperidone): Nope.Get a more detailed answer ›
I take invega, (paliperidone) seroxat and modafinil. I want to join the army but will these medicines be detected by medical investigation (urine test, drug test etc?
Doctors, from all your experience, how likely is it I'll die from brain damage from taking drugs like vraylar and invega? I'm 28 and have since 13
Unliikely.: These are excellent medicines to help stabilize mood in people with certain psychiatric disorders. Fatal brain damage from them is incredibly rare. It's more likely to have a shorter life from complications of the disease itself if left untreated than from medicines treating and controlling the condition well. If they're working for you, don't stop them. ...Read more
Do psychiatric drugs enlarge the basal ganglia and atrophy the cerebral cortex. do cause brain damage? I have lingering akathisia from invega (paliperidone) shot
Side effects: All medicines have side effects. You must always weigh the benefit and the risk. Sounds like you may need something ...Read more
No: It is not indicated for treatment of insomnia. Invega (paliperidone) is only fda approved for schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. There are multiple other insomnia medications that your provide shoulder explore before using the aforementioned psychotropic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took an invega (paliperidone) pill thursday night and nothing happened. They want me to take another one?
No worries: If your doctor prescribed you Invega (paliperidone) and you took the first dose and didn't notice anything, that's actually a good sign. With the initial doses of the medication we look more for side effects than the actual true therapeutic effect of the medication. It may take you a week or more depending on the condition to really notice a significant improvement with the medication. ...Read more
How long does it take for invega sustenna completely leave the system and lose its effectiveness? I read the half life ranged from 25 to 49 days.
Long time: It roughly takes 5-6 half lives for a drug to be out of your system. Using this, after your last dose, you could expect it to take 50 to 300 days. Factors that affect your rate include age, health, weight, metabolism etc. Discuss w/ your Dr and be patient. ...Read more
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Nystagmus and Invega (paliperidone): I agree that nystagmus is not usually part of tardive dyskinesia, the chronic movement disorder related to many antipsychotic medications (such as invega (paliperidone)). However, it can be a sign of shorter-term neurotoxicity -- indicating need to reduce dosage or choose a different medicine. You don't say how long you've been on invega (paliperidone). Please talk w/your doctor & yes, do have an eye exam & neurologist too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took 234mg monthly invega sustenna shots for 2 years. How would I go about tapering this to quit taking it?
Invega sustenna: Sir, you are on a maximum dose of a specific drug for a specific disorder, no one can tell you how to get off or taper without being evaluated by the prescriber, or having a second opinion by another specialist (psychiatrist) if you would, and it's your right. Cannot be decided on this platform, best wishes ...Read more
I am 22 and am being forced to take invega 234mg a month but my symptons are very mild. what damage could this do to me long term? its making me manic
"forced to take ? ": Please discuss your medications with your psychiatrist. Come up with a treatment plan that you have faith in. ...Read more
Medications: Invega (paliperidone) is also a second generation neuroleptic but they are different drugs. Risperdal also comes in injectable form called “risperdal consta”. Invega (paliperidone) is approved for treatment of schizophrenia. Risperdal is approved for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and irritability associated with ADHD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends...: ...on what the side effects are. Paliperidone (Invega) is a an atypical antipsychotic approved for the treatment of schizophrenia. The most common acute side effect is restlessness and muscle twitches. Common intermediate side effects are weight gain, increased cholesterol, increased glucose and an increased risk of diabetes. There are some more serious, rarer side effects in the long-term. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Invega (paliperidone): It is long-acting risperdal, once daily dosing. ...Read more
Could it be true you can diet and exercise and still you don't lose weight while on invega (paliperidone)?
When can I expect to be eliminated of invega (paliperidone) antenna when it was injected monthly at 234mg?
I have been on invega sustenna for 6 months 234 MG monthly. i am going to stop taking it cold turkey due to side effects. what will happen to me????
The medication will: taper out of your system over time. You are unlikely to experience an acute response to discontinuation however in the absence of something else to treat your schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder you will most likely have a recurrence of your psychiatric symptoms. This decision is not one that should be taken lightly. Discuss this seriously with your health care professional before stopping. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Same medicine: but the form is different. The Sustenna is a shot that you take once a month. The pills you have to take every day. It is the same medicine though. If you had trouble swallowing pills, or remembering to take your medicine every day, the sustenna is a good choice because you just have to go to your doctor once a month for the shot. ...Read more
Why does the injection site hurt after getting a shot of invega sustenna. My right shoulder is Painful if I use it. ?
I read online that invega sustennas (paliperidone palmitate) half life is 29 to 49 days. if i was injected with 234mg I will need 49*5=245 days to clear out of my system?
What to do if invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) has messed up my memory? It also causes loss of coordination and balance
I took 12 mg of invega (paliperidone) during the day will it make me tired? Im really stressed out so i took it because i didn't want to cut.
Yes, very tired: As you have undoubtedly learned by now, it will make you very tired. I hope it took away your urge to cut. Ask your psychiatrist for Hydroxyzine 10-25mg three to four times a day as needed for the urge to cut. It is a lot safer. It is an antihistamine and works very well on the urge for self harm.It will take a couple of weeks to get used to the sedation, but it goes away. Best wishes. ...Read more
Did nurse damage my shoulder? I got a high on the shoulder shot of invega sustenna. It was very painful. Was it in the bursa ligament tendon. 3 days
I'm on invega 6 mg I went to the dentist gave me antibiotic and pain meds I was doing great till I took those meds now I'm having trouble. How long do?
Invega: Inveigh can have adverse reactions when taken with some antibiotics and some analgesics. Immediately discuss this with both the Physician that prescribed the Invega and the Dentist that prescribed the unspecified antibiotic and analgesic. Make sure both practitioners have a full list of all the Meds, both Rx and OTC, that you take. Please do this now. ...Read more