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Invega® (paliperidone) is a prescription drug used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia and to prevent relapses. It is also approved to treat schizoaffective disorder. It comes in tablet form and is available in the following strengths:
- 1.5 mg tablets
- 3 mg tablets
- 6 mg tablets
- 9 mg tablets.
Your healthcare provider will recommend an appropriate dosage for your situation based on several factors, including other existing medical conditions you have and other medications you are currently taking.
Most people being treated for schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder typically start with 6 mg Invega tablets (one tablet daily, taken in the morning). If your symptoms do not improve with this dosage, your healthcare provider may increase your dose up to 12 mg daily.
A long-acting injectable form (Invega Sustenna™) is also available and is given just once a month.
(Click Invega Dosage for more detailed dosing guidelines and to find out what you should be aware of before starting this medication.)