Keep all of your appointments. You need to receive your INVEGA SUSTENNA® injection on time, and your Treatment Team needs to check your progress.
Make a list of questions for your Treatment Team. Always ask your doctor any questions you may have about your medication—your Treatment Team wants to know how the medication is working.
Be patient. Everyone is different. It may take some time before your symptoms of schizophrenia start to improve. You and your doctor should keep track of your progress.
Follow your treatment plan. Remember that
INVEGA SUSTENNA® is one part of your overall treatment plan. If you think you may be experiencing a side effect, always discuss this with your doctor or Treatment Team.
Tell your doctor if you miss a dose of
INVEGA SUSTENNA®. It’s very important to get your injections on time. If you miss your appointment, call your doctor or Treatment Team as soon as you can. Your doctor or Treatment Team will decide what you should do next.
INVEGA TRINZA® (3-month paliperidone palmitate) is a prescription medicine given by injection every 3 months by a healthcare professional and used to treat schizophrenia. INVEGA TRINZA® is used in people who have been treated with INVEGA SUSTENNA® (1-month paliperidone palmitate) for at least 4 months.
INVEGA SUSTENNA® (In-VEY-guh Suss-TEN-uh) (paliperidone palmitate) is a prescription medicine given by injection by a healthcare professional. INVEGA SUSTENNA® is used to treat schizophrenia in adults.
Do not receive INVEGA TRINZA® or INVEGA SUSTENNA® if you are allergic to paliperidone, paliperidone palmitate, risperidone, or any of the ingredients in INVEGA TRINZA® or INVEGA SUSTENNA® . See the end of the Patient Information leaflet in the full Prescribing Information for a complete list of INVEGA TRINZA® and INVEGA SUSTENNA® ingredients.
Before you receive INVEGA TRINZA® or INVEGA SUSTENNA®, tell your healthcare professional about all your medical conditions, including if you:
Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show to your healthcare professional or pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
Patients (particularly the elderly) taking antipsychotics with certain health conditions or those on long-term therapy should be evaluated by their healthcare professional for the potential risk of falls.
What should I avoid while receiving INVEGA TRINZA® or INVEGA SUSTENNA®?
INVEGA TRINZA® and INVEGA SUSTENNA® may cause serious side effects, including:
The most common side effects of INVEGA TRINZA® include: injection site reactions, weight gain, headache, upper respiratory tract infections, feeling restlessness or difficulty sitting still, slow movements, tremors, stiffness and shuffling walk.
The most common side effects of INVEGA SUSTENNA® include: injection site reactions; sleepiness or drowsiness; dizziness; feeling of inner restlessness or needing to be constantly moving; abnormal muscle movements, including tremor (shaking), shuffling, uncontrolled involuntary movements, and abnormal movements of your eyes.
Tell your healthcare professional if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of INVEGA TRINZA® or INVEGA SUSTENNA®. For more information, ask your healthcare professional or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA at 1‑800‑FDA‑1088.
General information about the safe and effective use of INVEGA TRINZA® or INVEGA SUSTENNA®
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information leaflet. Do not use INVEGA TRINZA® or INVEGA SUSTENNA® for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give INVEGA TRINZA® or INVEGA SUSTENNA® to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare professional for information about INVEGA TRINZA® or INVEGA SUSTENNA® that is written for healthcare professionals.
This Patient Information leaflet summarizes the most important information about INVEGA TRINZA® and INVEGA SUSTENNA® . If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare professional.
You can ask your healthcare professional or pharmacist for more information that is written for healthcare professionals. For more information, go to www.invegatrinza.com or www.invegasustenna.com or call 1‑800‑526‑7736.
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