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General Information on Paliperidone Dosing

Some considerations for people taking paliperidone include:
  • Paliperidone 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).
  • It does not matter if you take paliperidone with or without food. If the medication 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.
  • Paliperidone should be taken at the same time each day to maintain even levels of the drug in your blood.
  • For the drug to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Paliperidone will not work if you stop taking it.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or paliperidone dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking paliperidone without first discussing it with your healthcare provider (see Invega Withdrawal).
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