Invega Sustenna(Paliperidone Palmitate)
Marketed as Xeplion Pre-Filled Syringe 50mg/0.5mL in United Kingdom
Please Note: Invega Sustenna 78mg is marketed as Xeplion and is listed as 50mg in the UK. The US product is measured as 78mg Paliperidone Palmitate while the UK product is measured as 50mg Paliperidone.
Marketed as Xeplion Pre-Filled Syringe 75mg/0.75mL in United Kingdom
Please Note: Invega Sustenna 117mg is marketed as Xeplion and is listed as 75mg in the UK. The US product is measured as 117mg Paliperidone Palmitate while the UK product is measured as 75mg Paliperidone.
Marketed as Xeplion Pre-Filled Syringe 100mg/mL in United Kingdom
Please Note: Invega Sustenna 156mg is marketed as Xeplion and is listed as 100mg in the UK. The US product is measured as 156mg Paliperidone Palmitate while the UK product is measured as 100mg Paliperidone.
Marketed as Xeplion Pre-Filled Syringe 150mg/1.5mL in United Kingdom
Please Note: Invega Sustenna 234mg is marketed asXeplion and is listed as 150mg in the UK. The US product is measured as 234mg Paliperidone Palmitate while the UK product is measured as 150mg Paliperidone.
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Invega Sustenna Drug Information
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Invega Sustenna Overview
Invega Sustenna is used to treat certain mental/mood disorders (such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder). Paliperidone is an antipsychotic drug (atypical type). It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural chemicals (neurotransmitters) in the brain. Invega Sustenna can decrease hallucinations and help you to think more clearly and positively about yourself, feel less agitated, and take a more active part in everyday life.
Invega Sustenna Warnings
There may be a slightly increased risk of serious, possibly fatal side effects (such as stroke, heart failure, fast/irregular heartbeat, pneumonia) when Invega Sustenna is used by older adults with dementia. Invega Sustenna is not approved for the treatment of dementia-related behavior problems. Discuss the risks and benefits of Invega Sustenna, as well as other effective and possibly safer treatments for dementia-related behavior problems, with the doctor.
How to Use Invega Sustenna
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using paliperidone and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Invega Sustenna is given by injection into a muscle (upper arm or buttocks) by a health care professional. The first 2 doses are usually given 1 week apart, in the upper arm. After the first 2 doses, the medication is usually given into the upper arm or buttocks every month or as directed by your doctor. Dosage of Invega Sustenna is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Use Invega Sustenna regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, mark the days on the calendar when you need to receive the medication. Continue using Invega Sustenna exactly as prescribed, even if you are feeling better and thinking more clearly. Do not stop using Invega Sustenna without first consulting your doctor. Tell your doctor if your condition lasts or gets worse.
Invega Sustenna Precautions
See also Warnings section. Before using paliperidone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to risperidone; or if you have any other allergies. Invega Sustenna may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Invega Sustenna, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,kidney disease, low white blood cell count (leukopenia), seizures, Parkinson's disease, dementia, certain eye problems (cataracts, glaucoma), personal or family history of diabetes, high cholesterol/triglyceride levels, heart disease (such as previous heart attack), breathing trouble during sleep (sleep apnea). Paliperidone may cause a condition that affects the heart rhythm (QT prolongation). QT prolongation can rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) fast/irregular heartbeat and other symptoms (such as severe dizziness, fainting) that need medical attention right away. The risk of QT prolongation may be increased if you have certain medical conditions or are taking other drugs that may cause QT prolongation. Before using paliperidone,certain heart problems (heart failure, slow heartbeat, QT prolongation in the EKG), family history of certain heart problems (QT prolongation in the EKG, sudden cardiac death). Low levels of potassium or magnesium in the blood may also increase your risk of QT prolongation. This risk may increase if you use certain drugs (such as diuretics/"water pills") or if you have conditions such as severe sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting. Talk to your doctor about using paliperidone safely. Invega Sustenna may make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). Invega Sustenna may make you sweat less, making you more likely to get heat stroke. Avoid doing things that may cause you to overheat, such as hard work or exercise in hot weather, or using hot tubs. When the weather is hot, drink a lot of fluids and dress lightly. If you overheat, quickly look for a place to cool down and rest. Get medical help right away if you have a fever that does not go away, mental/mood changes, headache, or dizziness. Before having surgery (including cataract/glaucoma eye surgery), tell your doctor or dentist if you are using or have ever used Invega Sustenna, and about all the other products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Invega Sustenna, especially drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, and QT prolongation (see above). Drowsiness, dizziness, and lightheadedness can increase the risk of falling. During pregnancy, Invega Sustenna should be used only when clearly needed. Babies born to mothers who have used Invega Sustenna during the last 3 months of pregnancy may rarely develop symptoms including muscle stiffness or shakiness, drowsiness, feeding/breathing difficulties, or constant crying. If you notice any of these symptoms in your newborn especially during their first month, tell the doctor right away. Since untreated mental/mood problems (such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders) can be a serious condition, do not stop taking Invega Sustenna unless directed by your doctor. If you are planning pregnancy, become pregnant, or think you may be pregnant, immediately discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Invega Sustenna during pregnancy. Invega Sustenna passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Tell the doctor right away if your baby develops symptoms such as muscle stiffness or shakiness, unusual sleepiness, or difficulty feeding. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Invega Sustenna Misdose
It is important to get each dose of Invega Sustenna as scheduled. If you miss a dose of Invega Sustenna, ask your doctor or pharmacist right away for a new dosing schedule.
Invega Sustenna Interactions
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.metoclopramide. Many drugs besides paliperidone may affect the heart rhythm (QT prolongation), including amiodarone, chlorpromazine, moxifloxacin, quinidine, sotalol, procainamide, thioridazine, among others. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other products that cause drowsiness such as opioid pain or cough relievers (such as codeine, hydrocodone), alcohol, marijuana (cannabis), drugs for sleep or anxiety (such as alprazolam, lorazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants (such as carisoprodol, cyclobenzaprine), or antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine). Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergy or cough-and-cold products) because they may contain ingredients that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.
Invega Sustenna Side Effects
Drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, weight gain, or pain/redness/swelling at the injection site may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor promptly. Dizziness and lightheadedness can increase the risk of falling. These effects are more likely to occur in the first few days after starting/restarting the drug or after your dose increases. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. Remember that Invega Sustenna has been prescribed because your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Invega Sustenna do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects,difficulty swallowing, restlessness, muscle spasms, interrupted breathing during sleep. Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects,fainting, severe dizziness, slow heartbeat, seizures. Paliperidone may rarely cause a condition known as tardive dyskinesia. In some cases, this condition may be permanent. Tell your doctor right away if you develop any unusual/uncontrolled movements (especially of the face, lips, mouth, tongue, arms, or legs). Invega Sustenna may rarely cause a very serious condition called neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS).fever, muscle stiffness/pain/tenderness/weakness, severe tiredness, severe confusion, sweating, fast/irregular heartbeat, dark urine, signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine). Invega Sustenna may rarely make your blood sugar rise, which can cause or worsen diabetes. Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms of high blood sugar such as increased thirst/urination. If you already have diabetes, check your blood sugar regularly as directed and share the results with your doctor. Your doctor may need to adjust your diabetes medication, exercise program, or diet. Invega Sustenna may also cause significant weight gain and a rise in your blood cholesterol (or triglyceride) levels. These effects, along with diabetes, may increase your risk for developing heart disease. Discuss the risks and benefits of treatment with your doctor. (See also Notes section.) Rarely, Invega Sustenna may increase your blood level of a certain hormone (prolactin). In females, an increase in prolactin levels may result in unwanted breast milk, missed/stopped periods, or difficulty becoming pregnant. In males, it may result in decreased sexual ability, inability to produce sperm, or enlarged breasts. If you develop any of these symptoms, tell your doctor right away. Rarely, males may have a painful or prolonged erection lasting 4 or more hours. If this occurs, stop using Invega Sustenna and get medical help right away, or permanent problems could occur. A very serious allergic reaction to Invega Sustenna is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction,fever, swollen lymph nodes, rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Invega Sustenna Storage
Not applicable. Invega Sustenna is given in a clinic or doctor's office and will not be stored at home.
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