Who Makes This Medication?
Invega Sustenna is manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. for Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
How Does Invega Sustenna Work?
Invega Sustenna belongs to a group of medicines known as atypical antipsychotics
(also called second-generation antipsychotics
). It is thought to work by blocking the action of dopamine, a neurotransmitter (chemical) in the brain that is believed to be elevated in people with schizophrenia. Like other atypical antipsychotics, Invega Sustenna also blocks a type of serotonin (another chemical found in the brain) receptor, which is believed to help control some of the symptoms of schizophrenia
Invega Sustenna is given as an injection into a muscle. After each dose, the medication is removed from the body slowly, allowing for once-a-month dosing.