What is Paliperidone
Paliperidone is an atypical antipsychotic medication that is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It is a newer medication that was approved by the FDA in 2006. Paliperidone is available in both an oral and injectable form. It works by blocking certain receptors in the brain that are responsible for causing symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Benefits of Paliperidone
and Its Uses.
Paliperidone, sold under the brand name Invega among others, is a medication mainly used for schizophrenia. It is a paliperidone, which is a dopamine receptor antagonist. It is taken by mouth.
Common side effects include feeling tired, dry mouth, and weight gain. Serious side effects include tardive dyskinesia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and QT prolongation. Use during pregnancy may result in harm to the baby. Paliperidone is a dopamine antagonist, meaning it blocks dopamine receptors. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is involved in the brain’s reward system and in regulating mood, movement, and thinking. By blocking dopamine receptors, paliperidone reduces the effects of dopamine in the brain. This reduces the symptoms of schizophrenia.
Side Effects and Dosage of Paliperidone
Paliperidone is a medication that is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It is a type of antipsychotic medication. It works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain.
Paliperidone may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
Sudden changes in mood or behavior
Sudden increase in energy
Inability to sleep
Unusual movements or twitching
Yellowing of the skin or eyes
The recommended dosage of paliperidone depends on