Invega Sustenna Warnings and Precautions
If you have ever had thoughts of suicide or harming yourself, you may not be able to receive Invega Sustenna. Precautions and warnings with this drug also relate to things like an increased risk for strokes and a potentially life-threatening heart rhythm problem. You may need to avoid this drug if you have a history of certain medical problems or if you are taking certain medications.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving Invega® Sustenna® (paliperidone palmitate) if you have:
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure
- Any kind of dementia, including Alzheimer's dementia or dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)
- Parkinson's disease
- A certain heart arrhythmia known as QT prolongation or long QT syndrome
- Any other heart arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat)
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Diabetes or high blood glucose (sugar) or a close family member with diabetes
- High cholesterol
- Heart disease or congestive heart failure
- A history of a heart attack or stroke
- Been told you have a low white blood cell count
- Have low levels of potassium or magnesium in your blood
- Seizures or a seizure disorder
- Ever had thoughts of suicide or harming yourself
- A tendency to be dehydrated or will be exposed to high temperatures
- A history of dizziness or fainting
- Narrowing or blockage of the stomach or intestines
- Difficulty swallowing
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant.
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.