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Paliperidone Palmitate Side Effects

Common Side Effects

Paliperidone palmitate has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people who received paliperidone palmitate were documented and compared to the reactions that occurred in a similar group of people who were given a placebo (an injection that did not contain any active ingredients). As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the placebo.
In these studies, the most common paliperidone palmitate side effects included:
  • Headaches -- in up to 15 percent of people
  • Insomnia -- up to 15 percent
  • Skin reactions at the injection site, such as pain, redness, and swelling -- up to 10 percent
  • Agitation -- up to 10 percent
  • Anxiety -- up to 8 percent
  • Drowsiness -- up to 7 percent
  • Feelings of inner restlessness -- up to 6 percent
  • Dizziness -- up to 6 percent
  • Extrapyramidal symptoms (abnormal muscle movements) -- up to 5 percent.
Other common side effects, occurring in 2 percent to 5 percent of people, included:
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