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Paliperidone palmitate is a prescription drug licensed to treat schizophrenia. It comes in the form of an injection that is administered by a healthcare provider once a month. This long-acting antipsychotic works by blocking certain brain chemicals that may be elevated in people with schizophrenia. Headaches, drowsiness, and dizziness are some of the common side effects.
What Is Paliperidone Palmitate?Paliperidone palmitate (Invega® Sustenna®) is a long-acting prescription medication approved to treat schizophrenia. It is used in people who have previously taken, and are known to tolerate, an oral form of paliperidone (Invega®) or a similar medicine called risperidone (Risperdal®).
Are There Side Effects?
- Reactions at the injection site
- Feelings of inner restlessness.