Invega for Children
Invega® (paliperidone) is a medication that is often prescribed for the treatment of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. Although it is not a cure for the mental illnesses, it can be used to improve symptoms of the conditions (such as hallucinations or paranoia).
Invega is approved to treat schizophrenia in adolescents 12 to 17 years of age. However, it is not approved for younger children. This does not necessarily mean that healthcare providers cannot prescribe Invega for those with childhood schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder; it simply means that the medication has not been adequately studied in this age group, and the full risks of using the drug in children are unknown. Be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using this medication in children.
(Click Invega Uses for more information on children and Invega, and to find out how this medication works for the treatment of schizophrenia.)