What is Paliperidone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Paliperidone is an atypical antipsychotic agent used in the treatment of schizophrenia. It may also be used for psychosis and agitation related to Alzheimer's dementia.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Schizoaffective disorder 29 25
Psychosis disorder 19 13
Bipolar rapid cycling 17 17
Bipolar I disorder 5 5
Bipolar disorder 4 2
Bipolar II disorder 4 3

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 13
Moderate 23
Mild 14
None 14

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Paliperidone

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 13
Lactation 4
Drowsiness 3
Sexual dysfunction 3
Dizziness and feeling faint 2
Hyperprolactinemia 2

Show all 52 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Paliperidone

Dosage Patients
3 mg daily 4
156 mg monthly 3
6 mg daily 2
9 mg daily 2
1 other monthly 1
50 mg every 3 weeks 1
100 mg monthly 1
153 mg monthly 1
3 mg twice daily 1
234 mg monthly 1

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Why patients stopped taking Paliperidone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 21
Doctor's advice 17
Did not seem to work 15
Other 8
Personal research 6
Expense 2
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 40 patients who've stopped taking Paliperidone

Duration

Currently taking Paliperidone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 3

Stopped taking Paliperidone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 11
1 - 6 months 15
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 54
Usually 7
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 14
Not at all hard to take 38
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 2
< $25 34
Not specified 23

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Paliperidone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Risperidone (Risperdal) 7
Haloperidol (Haldol) 5
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 4
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 3
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) 3

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Patients stopped taking Paliperidone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Lurasidone (Latuda) 5
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 2
Brexpiprazole (Rexulti) 2
Paliperidone (Invega) 2
asenapine (Saphris) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching to

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6 patient evaluations for Paliperidone

Sep 1, 2017 (Started Apr 21, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for wanting to die)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for schizophrenia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for residual schizophrenia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for psychosis disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (low testosterone, prolactin increased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Going back on Invega after wanting to switch from Invega to Rexulti, because I wanted to see if my Prolactin level would improve. My Psychiatrist prescribed a way of doing that. As I was in the process of decreasing the Invega, my old problems of not sleeping and feeling like I was being TORTURED came back. Before I was on Invega, I would experiencing periods of torment, then after taking Invega they stopped, but then after about two and a half months they started again. It was like if a BLACK HOLE was sucking my mind DRY, LIQUID ACID to my sou, HELL, my mind would collapses, and I was unable to function as usual. These periods would last only a few minutes or can last up to as long as several hours and happen quite regularly and had been going on for about the last 40 years, until I started Invega. Also I was wishing for death pretty BAD before taking Invega. But now after increasing the Invega to 15 mg per day, I don't have these periods of torment as often and I don't wish for death so BAD. When not on any antipsychotic medications, including Invega, I feel like; others could hear my thoughts (broadcasting), that I could hear other people thoughts (mind reading), that I could communicate by thought with others without speaking a word (telepathic communication), not only could I communicate with other people in this way but I could communicate with other things as if they had human like qualities (anthropomorphic telepathic communication), believing that I am super important to the world (grandiose thinking), that others were out to kill me (paranoia), and I would become very delusional. But, now after taking the antipsychotic medications for some time, not only do I not believe in these things (powers) were never true for me, I also believe that no one else has these powers. Maybe some people may have others out to kill them, but this is not true for me. Also, for over 35 years (1977 - 2013) I believed that God would talk to me personally and would give me personal instructions, but now, I don't believe this is/was probably ever true. Now, I believe God gave me a brain/mind so that I could figure out how to love other, which is what He wants me to do. Relief of the psychotic symptoms comes with a price, the side effects of those antipsychotic medications. The antipsychotic medications of today, work better with less side effects. than those in 1977 when I started taking them. I have no sex drives (libido), an involuntary movements of the tongue and lips (tardive dyskinesia), and an internal restlessness (akathisia), which I had before starting Invega, so I can’t blame Invega for them.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 10, 2017 (Started Apr 21, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for wanting to die)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (low testosterone, prolactin increased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I want to switch from Invega to Rexulti, because I wanted to see if my Prolactin level would improve. My Psychiatrist prescribed a way of doing that. As I was in the process of decreasing the Invega, my old problems of not sleeping came back. So I am going back on the Invega. Before I was on Invega, I would experiencing periods of torment, then after taking Invega they stopped, but then after about two and a half months they started again. It was like if a BLACK HOLE was sucking my mind DRY, LIQUID ACID to my sou, HELL, my mind would collapses, and I was unable to function as usual. These periods would last only a few minutes or can last up to as long as several hours and happen quite regularly and had been going on for about the last 40 years, until I started Invega. Also I was wishing for death pretty BAD before taking Invega, but now I don't and these periods of torment have ended and I don't wish for death so BAD. When not on any antipsychotic medications, including Invega, I feel like; others could hear my thoughts (broadcasting), that I could hear other people thoughts (mind reading), that I could communicate by thought with others without speaking a word (telepathic communication), not only could I communicate with other people in this way but I could communicate with other things as if they had human like qualities (anthropomorphic telepathic communication), believing that I am super important to the world (grandiose thinking), that others were out to kill me (paranoia), and I would become very delusional. But, now after taking the antipsychotic medications for some time, not only do I not believe in these things (powers) were never true for me, I also believe that no one else has these powers. Maybe some people may have others out to kill them, but this is not true for me. Also, for over 35 years (1977 - 2013) I believed that God would talk to me personally and would give me personal instructions, but now, I don't believe this is/was probably ever true. Now, I believe God gave me a brain/mind so that I could figure out how to love other, which is what He wants me to do. Relief of the psychotic symptoms comes with a price, the side effects of those antipsychotic medications. The antipsychotic medications of today, work better with less side effects. than those in 1977 when I started taking them. I have no sex drives (libido), an involuntary movements of the tongue and lips (tardive dyskinesia), and an internal restlessness (akathisia), which I had before starting Invega, so I can’t blame Invega for them.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 12, 2017 (Started Apr 21, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for wanting to die)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (low testosterone, prolactin increased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was experiencing periods of torment before taking Invega, then after taking Invega they stopped, but after about 2 months they started again. It was like if a BLACK HOLE was sucking my mind DRY, LIQUID ACID to my sou, HELL, my mind would collapses, and I was unable to function as usual. These periods would last only a few minutes or can last up to as long as several hours and happen quite regularly and had been going on for about the last 40 years, until I started Invega. Also I was wishing for death pretty BAD before taking Invega, but now I don't and these periods of torment have ended. When not on any antipsychotic medications, including Invega, I feel like; others could hear my thoughts (broadcasting), that I could hear other people thoughts (mind reading), that I could communicate by thought with others without speaking a word (telepathic communication), not only could I communicate with other people in this way but I could communicate with other things as if they had human like qualities (anthropomorphic telepathic communication), believing that I am super important to the world (grandiose thinking), that others were out to kill me (paranoia), and I would become very delusional. But, now after taking the antipsychotic medications for some time, not only do I not believe in these things (powers) were never true for me, I also believe that no one else has these powers. Maybe some people may have others out to kill them, but this is not true for me. Also, for over 35 years (1977 - 2013) I believed that God would talk to me personally and would give me personal instructions, but now, I don't believe this is/was probably ever true. Now, I believe God gave me a brain/mind so that I could figure out how to love other, which is what He wants me to do. Relief of the psychotic symptoms comes with a price, the side effects of those antipsychotic medications. The antipsychotic medications of today, work better with less side effects. than those in 1977 when I started taking them. I have no sex drives (libido), an involuntary movements of the tongue and lips (tardive dyskinesia), and an internal restlessness (akathisia), which I had before starting Invega, so I can’t blame Invega for them.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 29, 2017 (Started Apr 21, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for wanting to die)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was experiencing periods of torment. It was like if a BLACK HOLE was sucking my mind DRY, LIQUID ACID to my sou, HELL, my mind would collapses, and I was unable to function as usual. These periods would last only a few minutes or can last up to as long as several hours and happen quite regularly and had been going on for about the last 40 years, until I started Invega. Also I was wishing for death pretty BAD before taking Invega, but now I don't and these periods of torment have ended. When not on any antipsychotic medications, including Invega, I feel like; others could hear my thoughts (broadcasting), that I could hear other people thoughts (mind reading), that I could communicate by thought with others without speaking a word (telepathic communication), not only could I communicate with other people in this way but I could communicate with other things as if they had human like qualities (anthropomorphic telepathic communication), believing that I am super important to the world (grandiose thinking), that others were out to kill me (paranoia), and I would become very delusional. But, now after taking the antipsychotic medications for some time, not only do I not believe in these things (powers) were never true for me, I also believe that no one else has these powers. Maybe some people may have others out to kill them, but this is not true for me. Also, for over 35 years (1977 - 2013) I believed that God would talk to me personally and would give me personal instructions, but now, I don't believe this is/was probably ever true. Now, I believe God gave me a brain/mind so that I could figure out how to love other, which is what He wants me to do. Relief of the psychotic symptoms comes with a price, the side effects of those antipsychotic medications. The antipsychotic medications of today, work better with less side effects. than those in 1977 when I started taking them. I have no sex drives (libido), an involuntary movements of the tongue and lips (tardive dyskinesia), and an internal restlessness (akathisia), which I had before starting Invega, so I can’t blame Invega for them.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 17, 2017 (Started Apr 21, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for wanting to die)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was wishing for death pretty BAD before taking Invega, but now I don't. When not on any antipsychotic medications, I feel like; others could hear my thoughts (broadcasting), that I could hear other people thoughts (mind reading), that I could communicate by thought with others without speaking a word (telepathic communication), not only could I communicate with other people in this way but I could communicate with other things as if they had human like qualities (anthropomorphic telepathic communication), believing that I am super important to the world (grandiose thinking), that others were out to kill me (paranoia), and I would become very delusional. But, now after taking the antipsychotic medications for some time, not only do I not believe in these things (powers) were never true for me, I also believe that no one else has these powers. Maybe some people may have others out to kill them, but this is not true for me. Also, for over 35 years (1977 - 2013) I believed that God would talk to me personally and would give me personal instructions, but now, I don't believe this is/was probably ever true. Now, I believe God gave me a brain/mind so that I could figure out how to love other, which is what He wants me to do. Relief of the psychotic symptoms comes with a price, the side effects of those antipsychotic medications. The antipsychotic medications of today, work better with less side effects. than those in 1977 when I started taking them. I have no sex drives (libido), an involuntary movements of the tongue and lips (tardive dyskinesia), and an internal restlessness (akathisia), which I had before starting Invega, so I can’t blame Invega for them.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Apr 24, 2017 (Started Sep 05, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Monthly

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Jul 18, 2016 (Started Jun 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for self injury or harm)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for dissociation)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depersonalization-derealization)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 5, 2016 (Started Jun 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for self injury or harm)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for dissociation)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depersonalization-derealization)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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