Invega

Active Ingredient(s): Paliperidone
FDA Approved: * December 19, 2006
Pharm Company: * JANSSEN LP
Category: Antipsychotic

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Invega Overview

Paliperidone, sold under the trade name Invega among others, is a dopamine antagonist and 5-HT2A antagonist of the atypical antipsychotic class of medications. It is marketed by Janssen Pharmaceutica. Invega is an extended release formulation of paliperidone that uses the OROS extended release system to allow for once-daily dosing. Paliperidone palmitate is a long-acting injectable formulation of paliperidone palmitoyl ester indicated for once-every 28 days injection after an initial titratio...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paliperidone

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Coming off Invega Sustenna
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Hi, I was given Invega Sustenna at 100mg a month for 10 months since Dec 5th. My last shot was on August 29th 2013. The medication gave me severe anhedonia and I have lost the motivation and willpower to do anything. I can no longer experience joy, happiness, or pleasure from anything I do and I have no interest in doing anything. I constantly feel restless and uneasy and I just can't shake this feeling away no matter what. All of these started about a week after my first IV. I have been off this medication for almost 3 months now and I have yet to feel any improvements. I have read that it has a long half life of 25-49 days and that it can stay in your body for 300 days. So does that mean I will have to wait a year to start feeling better? Any info on someone who has been off this ...
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Invega withdrawal
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So I took the invega shot one time. I never went back a week later to get the other dose. I'm not schizophrenic I do have PTSD... Got the shot in January and I feel like its never going to get out of my system.... I say off the wall things that don't make sense.. I talk to myself out of the blue.. I'm angry and take stuff out on my spouse.. I bounce back and forth I didn't do this before until I got this shot... ## dizzle get yourself some niacin and some vitamin c this help curves the schizophrenia and theres also nature made stress B-complex tablets at walmart that help you to eases our stress levels and some natural is the name brand melatonin with 5-HTP in it it helps with sleep and the HTP helps relax the brain these works great together for my daughter whoms 19 yea...
Updated 9 minutes ago.
 
Could Invega Cause involuntary eye lids closing??
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I've been on Invega Sustenna injection for over 6 years. My eyes started closing involuntary about 4 years ago. It happens no matter what i'm doing or where i'm at. I'm at the point where i can barely drive because one of my eyes closes. I've been to the eye Dr. several times and he said my eyes are fine. I've been to numerous neurologist, my first D.r thought it was a condtion called blepharospasm, the last one didnt believe i had the condition and thought it was psychological. My therapists thinks it's a nervous twitch or a 'tic'. I don't know what to believe is causing it but i am blaming my Invega or at least want to get off the medication and see if it helps. ## Hello, Zatha! How are you doing? Has there been any change? When you say they are...
Updated 11 days ago.
 
Invega: Increasing dosage, pills or inj.
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I have been taking Invega in pill form. I started at 3mg. 3 months ago. Recently this was upped to 6 and now am taking 9 and finding this very difficult (I hate the way I feel on this drug even if it is treating symptoms) because of the side effects. I know that all these drugs have a plethora of side effects and I hate all of them. But with Invega, will the side effects lessen? How long before I tolerate them or experience less of their misery? Also I am gaining weight and freaking out about my continual weight gain over the last two years. My Pdoc plans to increase the dosage even more; he says the increase will make it easier for me to tolerate the inj. The way I feel now, and the thought of a higher dose has not reassured me that getting Invega as an inj. will be easier. On the cont...
Updated 11 days ago.
 
invega sustenna side effects
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After my serious episode they started me on 156 invega sustenna injection. Lets see the first 2 weeks I am extremely tired.Laid out. It even makes me drool. In my 25 year history of taking meds. I started 14. I have not been this tired. I am completely useless. its been 4 months now. they even decreased it. im ready to get off of it. I need some kind of life. im thinking about getting on the invega pills and ween off of it. I am bipolar mostly and probably need something else.as far as my paranoia. everything is the same. no improvements. I gave it a shot. everybody different. ## Hello, Cookie! How are you doing? Those are pretty typical side effects for potent antipsychotic medications. Are you on any others, or is this the only one you take? You may also experience dry mouth, weight g...
Updated 11 days ago.
 
invega sustenna is poison
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I was forced 6 injections. I'm dying from it. IT is the worst torturous death you can imagine. over 50 side effects. don't ever try this crap ## Hello, Shane! How are you? I'm sorry that you're miserable. What types of side effects are you experiencing? Invega Sustenna is a very potent medication that's most commonly used to treat schizophrenia and such drugs are well known to cause a lot of side effects. Those listed by the FDA may include administration site reactions, sedation, dizziness, dry mouth and somnolence. ## How about loosing my feet and tinnitus and 100 others now. ## I feel just like you. It's the worst drug ever. I hope we all get normal again. I've been off for 3 months (pure hell). Looking forward to it being out of my system. Anyway, here...
Updated 20 days ago.
 
Thinking about coming off Invega Sustenna Injection
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I have been on the Invega injection 234mg for over 5 years with one period of time going off it for 7 weeks. During this 7 week time my anxiety increased and i had some set backs while at the supermarket, mainly paranioa. I have never heard voices or had halucinations before. When i was first diagnosed with schizophrenia they said it was a mild case of if. The mental Heath Center i go to have my summary listed as Paranoid Schizophrenia type. The last time i told my told i thought my medication was making me feel worse she said it may require hospitalization. In the past I've been hospitalized because i thought something was wrong with me and went on my on will, not forced or committed. I'm thinking about seeing another doctor to get a 2nd opinion about my medication and diagnosi...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Invega horrible drug.
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I was given two shots of invega sustenna, the 234mg loading dose and then the 154mg starting does and it as been the most horrible experience of my life. I curse the doctors who prescribed me this horrible drug. I wake up at least three times per night, I can't focus on anything. I also suffer from severe anedonia and restlessness and have trouble verbalizing my speech when I try and talk, that is the most frustrating thing that I have experienced. I have done some research and many of the people's comments I read said it would take anywhere from 6 months to a year to get the drug out of your system. I pray it is not that long. If anyone has successfully gotten off this drug sooner please email me {edited for privacy} I really need to hear a successful story of someone coming of...
Updated 5 months ago.
 
Invega and weight gain
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This is my story: I've been taking Invega since 2013. I read dozens of pages on the Internet and they say it causes weight gain. I read everything on the papers they had in the medication box when I bought it and it says it causes weight gain. I asked many pharmacists and they say it causes weight gain. I asked more than 15 patients that take medication (same or other) and they say it causes weight gain. I asked friends or other people that know or not know about it and they say it causes weight gain. And ALL ALL ALL ALL psychiatrists say it does NOT! Filthy LIARS! I gained 43 kilos in less than 3 months. I was 68 kilos and now I am 111 kg. Every month I lose 1 or 2 kilos and gain them again. My skin has got stretch marks for more than one year in my belly, in my central body Everyw...
Updated 8 months ago.
 
always like a zombie no motivation on invega
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I have gained more than 40 pounds along with misrable side effects no energy or motivation on invega ## Hello, Chrissy! How are you? Those are typical side effects for antipsychotic medications, the FDA also lists that you may experience nausea, somnolence, sedation and dry mouth. Have you consulted your doctor? You may do better with a lower dose or on a different medication. ## Same here!!!! Weight gain and ZERO drive or motivation to do ANYTHING. I must say my dellusions are GONE but it comes with a price.
Updated 9 months ago.
 

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Paliperidone
  • Suspension, Extended Release: 117mg/0.75ml (117mg/0.75ml), 156mg/ml (156mg/ml), 234mg/1.5ml (156mg/ml), 273mg/0.875ml (273mg/0.875ml), 39mg/0.25ml (39mg/0.25ml), 410mg/1.315ml (311.79mg/ml), 546mg/1.75ml (312mg/ml), 78mg/0.5ml (78mg/0.5ml), 819mg/2.625ml (312mg/ml)
  • Suspension, Extended-release: 273mg, 410mg, 546mg, 819mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 1.5mg, 12mg, 3mg, 6mg, 9mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Invega: (9 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 21695-455 24 Hr Invega 6 mg Extended Release Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 50458-550 24 Hr Invega 3 mg Extended Release Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-551 24 Hr Invega 6 mg Extended Release Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-552 24 Hr Invega 9 mg Extended Release Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-554 Invega 1.5 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 52125-172 24 Hr Invega 3 mg Extended Release Tablet by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 64725-0550 Invega 3 mg Oral Tablet, Extended Release by Tya Pharmaceuticals
  • 69189-0551 Invega 6 mg Oral Tablet, Extended Release by Avera Mckennan Hospital
  • 69189-0554 Invega 1.5 mg Oral Tablet, Extended Release by Avera Mckennan Hospital

Other drugs which contain Paliperidone or a similar ingredient: (3 results)


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