When and How to Receive ItSome general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Invega Sustenna include the following:
- This medication comes as a liquid that is given as an injection into a muscle (an intramuscular, or IM, injection) once a month.
- The injection is administered by a healthcare provider in an office or clinic.
- The first two Invega Sustenna injections are given into the shoulder (deltoid muscle). Subsequent injections can be given in the buttocks (gluteal muscle) or shoulder.
- For this drug to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Your symptoms may return if you stop using this medication or miss a dose.
Dosing InformationThe dose of Invega Sustenna your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to the medication
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you are taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
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Side Effects of Invega Sustenna
Just like any medicine, Invega Sustenna may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Invega Sustenna include but are not limited to:
- Reactions at the injection site
- Feelings of inner restlessness.
(Click Invega Sustenna Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)