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For the treatment of schizophrenia in adults, dosing for oral paliperidone typically starts at 6 mg once a day. If needed, your healthcare provider may increase the dose up to 12 mg. People with kidney disease may need to start at a lower dosage. To maintain even levels of the medicine in your blood, make sure to take your dosage at the same time each day.
The dose of paliperidone (Invega®) 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 paliperidone dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
The recommended starting paliperidone 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 12 mg once daily in the morning.
People with kidney disease may need a lower paliperidone dose (such as paliperidone 1.5 or 3 mg once daily).