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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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