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For most adults with schizophrenia, the starting dosage of oral Invega is 6 mg once daily, taken in the morning. Your healthcare provider may increase your daily dose up to 12 mg if needed. People with kidney disease usually need to take a lower Invega dose, such as 1.5 or 3 mg once a day.

An Introduction to Invega Dosage

The dose of Invega® (paliperidone) 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.
     
As always, do not adjust your Invega dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

Oral Invega Dosing for Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective Disorder in Adults

The recommended starting Invega dose for schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder treatment in adults is 6 mg once daily in the morning. If needed, your healthcare provider can increase your dose up to Invega 12 mg once daily in the morning.
 
People with kidney disease may need a lower Invega dose (such as Invega 1.5 or 3 mg once daily).
 

Oral Invega Dosing for Schizophrenia in Adolescents

The recommended starting Invega dose for schizophrenia in adolescents (age 12 to 17 years) is 3 mg once daily in the morning. If needed, your healthcare provider can increase the dose slowly.
  

Invega Sustenna Dosing for Schizophrenia

The recommended starting Invega Sustenna® dose for schizophrenia is 234 mg injected on the first day of treatment. A dose of 156 mg is usually used one week later. After that, a once-monthly dose of 117 mg is standard, although some people may need much higher or lower monthly doses. Your healthcare provider will inject the medication into the muscle of your upper arm or buttock (although the first two doses should be given in the upper arm only).
 
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