Negative Effects of Invega

Invega® (paliperidone) is a medication often prescribed to treat schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. It is also approved to treat schizoaffective disorder. It belongs to a class of drugs known as atypical antipsychotics. Although most people tend to respond well to Invega, negative effects have been reported with this medication.
In clinical studies, some of the most common side effects that were reported with this medication included headaches, drowsiness, a rapid heart rate, and weight gain. In most cases, these side effects are minor and either do not require treatment or can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
However, a number of other negative effects have been reported with Invega. For example, the medicine can cause a dangerous irregular heart rhythm called QT prolongation. It can also cause tardive dyskinesia (a potentially permanent condition involving unusual, uncontrollable body or face movements), increase the risk of diabetes, or cause a life-threatening condition called neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
(Click Invega Side Effects and Invega Warnings and Precautions to learn about Invega's other negative effects, to find out what you should discuss with your healthcare provider before starting treatment, and for information on who should not take this particular drug.)
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