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- The medication comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once a day in the morning. It also comes in a long-acting injectable form that is given just once a month (after the first two doses, which are given one week apart).
- You can take it with or without food. If it bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
- Paliperidone tablets are specially designed to slowly release the medication over time. They should be swallowed whole with water (or other liquids) and should not be crushed, chewed, or broken.
- It should be taken at the same time each day to maintain even levels of the drug in your blood.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.
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