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If you have been diagnosed with schizophrenia and have hallucinations, difficulty organizing thoughts, or delusions, Invega® Sustenna® (paliperidone palmitate) may help relieve your symptoms. This prescription drug belongs to a group of medications known as atypical antipsychotics (also called second-generation antipsychotics).
Invega Sustenna is one of many medications used in schizophrenia treatment. This drug is approved for acute treatment (treatment to control an episode of increased symptoms) or maintenance treatment (treatment aimed at preventing a relapse of symptoms).
The drug comes as an injection that is administered by a healthcare provider once a month. It works by blocking the actions of certain brain chemicals that are thought to be elevated in people with schizophrenia.
(Click Invega Sustenna Uses for more detailed information on how this drug can help minimize symptoms like delusions and hallucinations that may occur in people with schizophrenia. This Web selection describes other symptoms of this brain disorder and explains how this medication can help.)