Invega is an oral tablet made up of an atypical antipsychotic drug called paliperidone. We carry the brand choice of this medication in 3mg!
Invega is used to treat a long term mental disorder called schizophrenia. This disorder is capable of changing the way you think, feel, and behave and may cause one to lose reality of what is real and cause unclear thoughts or inability to stay on one topic during conversation. A person with schizophrenia may have paranoia or delusions (such as believing someone is out to get them or that they have super powers), hallucinations (seeing, hearing, tasting, or smelling something that is not real), making up words or sounds, lack the ability to express emotion or facial expressions, avoid social gathering and can even have an affected attention, memory, and/or organization skills.
It is believe that mental/mood disorders such as schizophrenia are due to an imbalance of chemicals in the brain (exact causes of this is unknown) and can be effectively treated with Invega (paliperidone) because of its ability to restore and balance out the chemicals in the brain causing the disorder.
Always follow directions given to you by your doctor. Instructions can usually also be found on the prescription or prescription bottle/container.
This medication may be taken with or without food, whatever is suggested by your doctor. Swallow this tablet whole and avoid chewing or crushing. Keep up with temporary checks ups with your doctor which may be required during the duration of treatment.
Store Invega at room temperature away from moisture, heat and light; protect from children and small pets.
This medication should not be used for use in psychotic conditions link to dementia due to the increased risk of heart failure, sudden death, or pneumonia in older adults and seniors.
If you are allergic to paliperidone or risperidone (Risperdal); don’t use Invega, ask your doctor about alternative medications.
A serious movement disorder may be the result of prolonged or excessive use of Invega (paliperidone); this disorder may not be reversible (see side effects for signs of a serious movement disorder).
This medication may cause a low white blood cell count, high blood sugar, or a severe nervous system reaction. (See side effects for signs of these conditions).
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant before taking Invega. Taking this medication in the final 3 months of pregnancy could cause breathing problems, feeding problems, or withdrawal symptoms in the newborn. Do not stop using this medication even if you become pregnant; stopping this medication suddenly may also cause withdrawal symptoms.
It may not be safe to breastfeed while taking Invega; consult your doctor before doing so.
Common side effects of Invega (paliperidone) may include:
drowsiness; anxiety; muscle stiffness, tremors or shaking; uncontrolled muscle movements, trouble with walking, balance, or speech; weight gain; upset stomach, constipation; fast heart rate; or stuffy nose, sore throat.
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Invega (paliperidone) may include:
fast or pounding heartbeats, fluttering in your chest, shortness of breath, and sudden dizziness (like you might pass out); breast swelling (in women or men), nipple discharge; changes in menstrual periods; impotence, penis erection that is painful or lasts 4 hours or longer; or weight gain;
If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.
Contact your doctor if you notice signs of…
low white blood cell counts - fever, chills, mouth sores, skin sores, sore throat, cough, trouble breathing;
high blood sugar - increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, fruity breath odor;
severe nervous system reaction - very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, fast or pounding heartbeats, fainting; or
serious movement disorder - tremors or shaking in your arms or legs, uncontrolled muscle movements in your face (chewing, lip smacking, frowning, tongue movement, blinking or eye movement), or any new or unusual muscle movements you cannot control.
What is Invega used for?
This medication is used to treat certain mental and mood disorders such as schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. When taken it helps to restore the balance of a natural substance known as neurotransmitters, within the brain. This medication comes in three different strengths. They are 3mg, 6mg and 9mg. If you have any questions regarding this medication or any inquiries in general, feel free to give us a call at our toll free number 1-877-385-8998.
How long does it take for Invega to take effect?
It may take up to several weeks before Invega takes full effect. However, you may begin to see a change in symptoms the longer you take this medication.
What are the side effects of Invega?
Some of the most common side effects of this medication include the following; Drowsiness, dizziness, headaches, light-headedness, abdominal pain, upset stomach, nausea, weight gain, cough, dry mouth, breast swelling or discharge, changes in menstrual periods, restlessness, tremors, blurred vision, decreased sex drive, impotence or difficulties in having an orgasm. Keep in mind that these are not all of the side effects listed for this medication. And if you by chance experience one of these side effects make sure to tell your doctor if any of them persist or begin to worsen.
Why is Invega so expensive?
Medicare lists Invega on Tier 5 of their formulary. Tier 5 medications are usually listed as “non-preferred brand-name drugs”. Drugs on this Tier typically cost much more than any of the Tiers below it. Meaning the drugs on Tier 5 can be quite expensive. However, there are other more affordable alternatives where you may find this medication, such as an online Canadian Pharmacy much like My Drug Center. We have a starting price of $215.00 for 28 pills.
How long does Invega stay in your system?
Invega has a long half-life that can last between 25 to 49 days. So it can roughly take 150 to 300 days before Invega leaves your system completely.
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