Invega® (paliperidone) is a prescription drug that belongs to a class of medications known as atypical antipsychotics. It is approved for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults and adolescents, and schizoaffective disorder in adults. In order to help minimize risks during treatment, safety information for the drug should be reviewed with your healthcare provider.
As with any medicine, Invega may cause side effects. Some of the most common side effects that have been reported with this drug include headaches, nausea, dizziness, and drowsiness. Side effects of Invega are often mild and, in most cases, can be treated easily.
However, there are a number of less common but potentially serious problems that have been seen with Invega. For example, Invega can cause a life-threatening irregular heart rhythm called QT prolongation, increase your risk of developing diabetes, and cause tardive dyskinesia (a condition involving unusual, uncontrollable body or face movements).
(Click Invega Side Effects and Invega Warnings and Precautions for more information about the safety of Invega, including a more complete list of potential side effects and warnings on who should avoid this medication.)