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Before you start schizophrenia treatment with Invega® (paliperidone), information on the drug should be reviewed with your healthcare provider to help ensure a safe treatment process and to minimize risks. It is important to know that this medicine is not a cure for schizophrenia; it is used to control symptoms and prevent relapses.
 
Invega belongs to a group of medications called atypical (or second-generation) antipsychotic medications. It is not entirely known how it works for the treatment of schizophrenia. However, it is known that the drug blocks or lessens the effects of several chemicals in the brain. These brain chemicals (such as dopamine and serotonin) may be elevated in people with schizophrenia.
 
Many people tolerate Invega well. However, this drug may not be safe for everyone. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this drug if you have:
 
(Click Invega for more information, including dosing guidelines, a list of potential side effects, and important warnings and precautions.)
 
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