Is invenga (paliperidone) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

See below. This agent i considered "possibly unsafe" during lactation. Animal studies also show adverse fetal effects, so the risks to mother must be weighed against the risks to the fetus.
No. Paliperidone is a "pregnancy category c" medication. This means that there may be risks with using the medication. Specifically for paliperidone, infants born to women who take the medication during the third trimester are at risk for having withdrawal symtoms, tremors, and involuntary muscle contractions. T breast feeding is also not recommended.

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Is invega (paliperidone) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes. We don't know a lot about this medication in pregnancy but the studies we do have don't show risk to brain development. There is little information about problems with Invega (paliperidone) with breastfeeding but it does cross into the breast milk and we don't know for sure. In general, it is probably safer to give formula and continue your medications than to stop your medications. Read more...
See below. The risks of invega/alternatives have to weighed against the benefits in a woman who is pregnant or breastfeeding. Its a difficult decision for parents. This special section from the national institute of mental health website might help: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/publications/mental-health-medications/which-groups-have-special-needs-when-taking-psychiatric-medications.Shtml. Read more...