Invega

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    Brand Name:Invega
    Generic:Paliperidone
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2006-12-19 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Janssen Pharmaceutica
This drug is available in the following forms:
Tablets, Extended Release
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2006/021999lbl.pdf

About Invega

Invega Extended- Release Tablets are used to treat schizophrenia. Invega is an atypical antipsychotic medicine.

Side Effects of Invega

  • Increased chance of death and strokes in elderly patients with dementia. Elderly patients with dementia who are treated with atypical antipsychotics, such as Invega, have a higher chance for death than patients who do not take these medicines. Invega is not approved to treat dementia.
  • QT prolongation (a serious heart problem). Talk to your healthcare professional if you have or had any heart problems.
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), a life-threatening nervous system problem. NMS can cause a high fever, stiff muscles, sweating, a fast or irregular heart beat, change in blood pressure, and confusion. NMS can affect your kidneys. NMS is a medical emergency. Get medical help right away if you have these symptoms.
  • Tardive dyskinesia (TD), a movement problem. Uncontrollable, slow or jerky facial or body movements that may not go away. Call your healthcare professional right away if you get muscle movements that cannot be stopped.
  • High blood sugar and diabetes. These side effects may even lead to death in some patients. Patients with diabetes or those who have a higher chance for diabetes should have their blood sugar checked often.
  • Dizziness and fainting, caused by a drop in blood pressure may happen with Invega, especially when you first start taking this medicine or when the dose is increased. Get up slowly when sitting or lying down.
  • Impaired judgment, thinking, or motor skills. You should be careful when driving or using machines until you know how Invega affects you.
  • Overheating and dehydration. Invega may make you more sensitive to heat. You may have trouble cooling off, or be more likely to become dehydrated. Be careful when exercising or doing activities in the heat.
  • Other serious side effects may include: seizures, trouble swallowing, suicide, an erection that does not go away, and fever and bruising (thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura).
  • Some common side effects with Invega include: restlessness, involuntary movements, tremors and muscle stiffness, fast heart beat, headache, sleepiness, anxiety, dizziness, upset stomach and nausea.

Who Should Not Take Invega

You should not take Invega if you are allergic to paliperidone, risperidone or to any of the ingredients in Invega.

Interactions with Invega

Invega and certain other medicines can interact with each other. Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Invega may affect how your other medicines work. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them with you to show your healthcare professional.

Especially tell your healthcare professional if you take:

  • blood pressure medicines
  • levodopa and medicines called dopamine agonists

Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Invega.

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Recent Forum Posts on Invega

INVEGA, Thanks! :(

My psychiatrist tricked me. I was used as a test dummy. Was on Invega for around 2 years...FOR FREE!!!! Given samples, I directly asked would it cause weight gain and was really worried about the weight gain I gained approx. 35 on the invega. Over 100 lbs total since 2003!!! And get this, the very same Dr. gave me Zyprexa and Clonazepam. Poor choice for a Doctor huh, just go ahead and make me worst! End result I'm on A LOT of MEDS and the Doctors and drug companies are really making money off me now, that "Free" Invega has now nearly cost me my life. I am morbidly obese and have many issues. Thanks Doc!:mad:


bad

im 17 and been on it for 5 months and gained 30pounds!! bad medicine! hate it :(


TIRED

Does anyone feel extremely tired. I take it in the a.m. and I get so tired but one the other hand I don't want to take it at night if it's going to make me restless.

Anyone have any ideas that may help.

Thanks
Tamara


Throat sensation

I am having weird throat sensations on Invega. It evens out my moods but the sensations are driving me crazy.
Kevin


bipolar with racing thoughts

this drug has done wonders on my racing thoughts, really helped to clear my mind and slow down all the thoughts so that i can concentrate and think clearly.


No Subject

I'VE SEEN A DRASTIC IMPROVEMENT IN ONLY THREE WEEKS OF TAKING INVEGA. ALMOST TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. MY SENSE OF DREAD IS GONE AND MY MIND SEEMS SO MUCH CLEARER....THANKS


Invega

BAD DRUG!!!!IM bi-polar 1
EXPERIENCED : Breast milk production , Breakthrough bleeding , Anxiety , suicidal thoughts Anger, Hallucinatons, dizziness...THIS ONE IS BAD NEWS!!!


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