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Paliperidone Prefilled Syringe (PALIPERIDONE 3 MONTH - INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION)

For schizophrenia.

Brand Name(s): Invega

Generic Name: Paliperidone

Instructions

This medicine is given as an injection into a muscle.

Shake the medicine well before use.

It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.

If you miss a dose, contact your doctor for instructions.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.

This medicine may cause higher blood sugar levels or diabetes. Please follow your doctor's instructions and check your blood sugar level regularly while on this medicine.

Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

This medicine may cause dizziness or fainting, especially after exercising or in hot weather. Be very careful when standing or sitting up quickly.

Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.

If possible, avoid using with alcohol, marijuana, or other medicines that can cause dizziness or drowsiness. These include allergy/cold products, muscle relaxers, sleep aids, and pain relievers.

Avoid becoming overheated during exercise or other activities. Try to stay cool in hot weather.

Call the doctor if there are any signs of confusion or unusual changes in behavior.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

If you have a painful erection or an erection for more than 4 hours, seek medical care right away.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • dizziness or drowsiness
  • lack of energy and tiredness
  • high blood sugar
  • pain, redness, swelling near injection
  • weight gain

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • breast milk
  • breast pain or swelling
  • breathing interruption during sleep
  • chest pain
  • confusion
  • fainting
  • high fever
  • swelling in the neck or throat
  • fast or irregular heart beats
  • mood changes
  • uncontrollable movement of face, tongue, arms or legs
  • muscle aches, spasms or abnormal movements
  • muscle cramps
  • muscle pain or weakness
  • restlessness
  • seizures
  • problems with sexual functions or desire
  • shakiness
  • shortness of breath
  • sore throat
  • difficulty swallowing
  • sweating
  • persistent or unusual thirst
  • unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness
  • increased urinary frequency
  • dark urine

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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