Invega Sustenna Medication Information
Invega® Sustenna® (paliperidone palmitate) is a medicine prescribed to treat schizophrenia in adults. It is a type of antipsychotic and works by blocking the actions of certain brain chemicals that are thought to be elevated in people with this brain disorder. It comes as a liquid that is injected once a month by your healthcare provider.
In most cases, people tolerate this drug well. However, side effects may occur and can include dizziness, headaches, and drowsiness. Most reactions to this medicine tend to be mild and easily treated.
Before starting treatment with Invega Sustenna, make sure to review the medication's safety information with your healthcare provider. For example, your healthcare provider needs to know if you have diabetes, Parkinson's disease, or certain allergies. Also, this drug may react with alcohol and certain other medications.
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