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Invega® (paliperidone) is an antipsychotic medication licensed to treat schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder in adults. It comes in tablet form and is available by prescription only. The tablets are available in 1.5 mg, 3 mg, 6 mg, and 9 mg strengths.
 
The Invega dose that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
     
The standard recommended starting dosage for the treatment of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder is 6 mg once daily in the morning. If needed, your healthcare provider can increase your dose up to 12 mg daily. People with kidney disease may need a lower Invega dose, such as 1.5 mg or 3 mg Invega tablets once a day.
 
A long-acting injectable form (Invega Sustenna™) is also available and is given just once a month.
 
(Click Invega Dosage for more information on how dosing works for this medication and for some general tips and warnings on taking Invega.)
 
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