Schizophrenia Home > Invega Sustenna 156 Mg Every 4 Weeks
If your healthcare provider has recommended Invega® Sustenna® (paliperidone palmitate) to help treat symptoms of schizophrenia, you may be wondering when and how this medicine is given.
Invega Sustenna comes in the form of a liquid that is given as an injection into a muscle (an intramuscular, or IM, injection). Your healthcare provider will administer the injection. The recommended initial dose for treating schizophrenia is 234 mg. One week later, a dose of 156 mg of Invega Sustenna is given. Every 4 weeks thereafter, a maintenance dose of 117 mg is given.
(Click Invega Sustenna Dosage for more details on when and how this medicine is administered. This article describes the factors that may affect your dose and offers more detailed information on dosing guidelines for this drug.)