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Could the medication invega (paliperidone) cause gastroparesis? Blood sugar is normal 114.

Could the medication invega (paliperidone) cause gastroparesis? Blood sugar is normal 114.

Only in diabetes: I could only come up with gastropsresis secondary to diabetes in the context of Invega (paliperidone) treatment. ...Read more

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Will I ever build a tolerance to my invega (paliperidone) injections (psych medication)?

Will I ever build a tolerance to my invega (paliperidone) injections (psych medication)?

No but: There should be no physiolgical tolerance if that is what you are asking. If you are having any sort of unpleasant reaction after the shots, please tell the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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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??

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 more

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Are there adverse reactions to taking activated charcoal while taking consta invega (paliperidone)? I have a cousin who takes the later drug.

Are there adverse reactions to taking activated charcoal while taking consta invega (paliperidone)? I have a cousin who takes the later drug.

No: There are none, except that the activated charcoal is used to bind the medication to prevent its absorption through the gastric lining. Therefore it's purpose is to limit the damage done by an overdose. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Whoa: If you are on medication for mental / emotional illness, do not conceal this from your recruiter. You'd be making a terrible mistake and be setting yourself up for grave problems once you're in. It may still be possible for you to serve. ...Read more

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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

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

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Will a drug like invega (paliperidone) or seroquel cause thyroid cancer?

Will a drug like invega (paliperidone) or seroquel cause thyroid cancer?

No: This doesn't make sense biologically and no one has noted a trend or association. Both medications have a good safety profile and are widely used; thyroid cancer is fairly common as well and chances are this is a coincidence. ...Read more

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What is invega (paliperidone)?

What is invega (paliperidone)?

Invega (paliperidone): Invega or Paliperidone is an atypical antipsychotic medication indicated for treating schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. It is also available in as Invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) a once monthly depot. ...Read more

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Can invega (paliperidone) be used to treat severe insmnia?

Can invega (paliperidone) be used to treat severe insmnia?

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 more

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Hi docs, would I ever build a tolerance to my injection "invega"?

Hi docs, would I ever build a tolerance to my injection "invega"?

No.: Invega (paliperidone) is not a medicine that people develop tolerance to. It is the injectable long-acting form of paloperidone which is an active metabolite of another antipsychotic risperidone. ...Read more

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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

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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.

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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Can you advise me on my prescription of invega!?

Can you advise me on my prescription of invega!?

Invega (paliperidone): Not clear what you are asking. Invega (paliperidone) is long-acting Risperdal preparation taken once a day. Review benefits, indications & adverse effects with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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High prolactin levels on invega, (paliperidone) should I be concerned?

High prolactin levels on invega, (paliperidone) should I be concerned?

Yes: Elevated prolactin levels can cause a variety of medical problems, such as infertility, sexual disfunction, menstrual irregularity, galactorrhoea, and osteoporosis. Discuss these finding with your doctor to determine your best options. ...Read more

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Does the shot for invega (paliperidone) have thimerosal?

Does the shot for invega (paliperidone) have thimerosal?

No: Invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) is a water-based suspension of particles that carry the invegaedication. Thimerosal was used in the past with some vaccines as a preservative. Given how sustenna is made it does not need a preservative. ...Read more

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Can you take colloidal silver with consta invega (paliperidone)?

Can you take colloidal silver with consta invega (paliperidone)?

Colloidal Silver: Alert from the fda
the U.S. Food and drug administration (fda) does not consider colloidal silver to be safe or effective for treating any disease or condition and has issued an advisory regarding its safety. Colloidal silver can cause serious side effects, such as argyria. Having seen a severe case once, I can guarantee to you that you would not wish to look blue-gray. Silverpoisoning is is not treatable. If you are using it I recommend that you cease and desist for your own safety. ...Read more

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If invega (paliperidone) gave me nystagmus, will it ever go away?

If invega (paliperidone) gave me nystagmus, will it ever go away?

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 more

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I took 234mg monthly invega sustenna shots for 2 years. How would I go about tapering this to quit taking it?

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

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Is invega (paliperidone) the same as risperdal?

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 more

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Is it possible to gain weight with invega (paliperidone) and depakote?

Is it possible to gain weight with invega (paliperidone) and depakote?

Yes: Depakote can cause weight gain in some patients. Invega (paliperidone) also has a slight potential for weight gain in patients. ...Read more

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What to do if I am taking invega (paliperidone) and I'm having adverse effects?

What to do if I am taking invega (paliperidone) and I'm having adverse effects?

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 more

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Could it be true you can diet and exercise and still you don't lose weight while on invega (paliperidone)?

Could it be true you can diet and exercise and still you don't lose weight while on invega (paliperidone)?

Studies have shown: That it is possible not to gain weight on atypical antipsychotics with monitoring, exercise and healthy nutrition with calorie limitations. I would not make the assumption that weight can't be lost (but there is never a guarantee). ...Read more

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When can I expect to be eliminated of invega (paliperidone) antenna when it was injected monthly at 234mg?

When can I expect to be eliminated of invega (paliperidone) antenna when it was injected monthly at 234mg?

?: Well I think you mean the I vega consta injection for mental health. Question back at you. Why are you on it and if so why would you want to come off of it? ...Read more

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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????

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 more

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Different between invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) injection and pills?

Different between invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) injection and pills?

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

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Why does the injection site hurt after getting a shot of invega sustenna. My right shoulder is Painful if I use it.?

Why does the injection site hurt after getting a shot of invega sustenna. My right shoulder is Painful if I use it.?

Injection site react: Use an ice pack on your arm for 15-20 minutes and ibuprofen 800 or Tylenol to assist you in symptomatic relief. Stay calm and the reaction will subside as the drug is absorbed. Good luck to you and stay well. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Likely 30 days: It depends on your individual metabolism, liver and mostly kidney function. In general conditions, no matter the dose, it will likely take an average of 30 days for Invega (paliperidone) Sustena to clear from your system. ...Read more

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Is 3mg of Invega Sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) a low dose?

Yes: Invega Sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) (monthly injectable form) ranges from 39mg - 234mg per month.

the tablet form of invega ranges from 1-12mg daily ...Read more

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Is 78 mg of Invega Sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) a low dose?

Is 78 mg of Invega Sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) a low dose?

Yes: Once the initial doses are completed, the monthly dose range is between 39 and 234 mg. The 78 mg dose is a low one. ...Read more

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What to do if invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) has messed up my memory? It also causes loss of coordination and balance

What to do if invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) has messed up my memory? It also causes loss of coordination and balance

Drug side effects: If you notice side effects from any medication, be sure to tell your prescribing doc and ask about/for alternatives & options. Of note, benzodiazepines like Klonopin (clonazepam) can also mess up memory & cause loss of coordination & balance. ...Read more

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I took 12 mg of invega (paliperidone) during the day will it make me tired? I'm really stressed out so I took it because I didn't want to cut.

I took 12 mg of invega (paliperidone) during the day will it make me tired? I'm 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

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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

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

Injection: There are known instances where a injection a vaccination given too proximal on the shoulder can cause rotator cuff problems if you were worried about this you should see an orthopedic surgeon ...Read more

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I am on BP meds working for years. BP just started jumping up very high. 194/99' 168/106. Can invega (paliperidone) or Abilify cause this? Should I be concerned?

I am on BP meds working for years. BP just started jumping up very high. 194/99' 168/106. Can invega (paliperidone) or Abilify cause this? Should I be concerned?

Not really.: Both Invega (paliperidone) and Abilify are more prone to cause postural hypotension rather than hypertension, Invega (paliperidone) because of its Alpha blocking effect. However, your doctor needs to find out whether you have other conditions such as kidney problems that can cause the hypertension. I would be very concerned with your high blood pressure and you need immediate attention. Go to the ER now. ...Read more

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I take invega (paliperidone) for shizophrenia I gain 30 kg weights on it can you help me in what to expect in the future I have some voluntry movements in my body?

I take invega (paliperidone) for shizophrenia I gain 30 kg weights on it can you help me in what to expect in the future I have some voluntry movements in my body?

Schizophrenia: Please let your psychiatrist know of any involuntary bodily movements that you are experiencing. Your provider can track with an AIMS's test. I usually encourage my patients who are gaining weight on atypical antipsychotics to work with a nutritionist. Take care. ...Read more

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On 9mg of invega, 160mg of latuda a day and am extremely tired. How can I counteract it? I am also on 450mg of lamtical and 40mg of viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride).

On 9mg of invega, 160mg of latuda a day and am extremely tired. How can I counteract it? I am also on 450mg of lamtical and 40mg of viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride).

Call your doctor: Combination therapy can be difficult. If you are experiencing significant side effects, call your doctor/provider immediately and schedule a time to review and treat your side effects. ...Read more