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User Reviews for Paliperidone

Also known as: Invega, Invega Sustenna, Invega Trinza

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Autism 1 reviews 7 medications
   
10
Schizoaffective Disorder 27 reviews 28 medications
   
7.2
Schizophrenia 34 reviews 42 medications
   
7.1
Depression 3 reviews 78 medications
   
7.0
Bipolar Disorder 11 reviews 33 medications
   
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Summary of Paliperidone reviews 76 reviews 7.5

Reviews for Paliperidone

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Invega Sustenna (paliperidone) for Schizophrenia: "Clears the mind of weird thoughts, delusions and hallucinations. Weight gain has been noted as well as a general feeling of restlessness and drowsiness. I'm always on slow-motion and need to think things twice or 3 times. Still better than having conversations with dead people or thinking my brain can see in the future... by the way, DON'T try quitting this drug cold turkey. It's a recipe for disaster."

   
8.0

Charles120 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 21, 2016

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Invega (paliperidone) for Schizoaffective Disorder: "This med did absolutely nothing for me."

   
1.0

Carnov April 20, 2016

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Invega Sustenna (paliperidone) for Schizoaffective Disorder: "I was on this medicine for a little over a year and I gained almost 100 pounds. I slept all the time and my emotions felt numb."

   
1.0

Arinalicia (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 14, 2016

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Invega Sustenna (paliperidone) for Schizophrenia: "Gained weight. Too much. Fear of cholesterol and diabetes. Less work. Lost a girlfriend."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 28, 2016

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Invega Sustenna (paliperidone) for Schizophrenia: "My wife has suffered from late onset schizophrenia with severe positive symptoms for over 10 years. She started Invega Sustena treatment (monthly injection) a year ago and has made dramatic improvements. All of her positive symptoms have gone away. Residual negative symptoms remain but is now manageable with talk therapy. The injection method helps with compliance as daily pills are difficult to maintain and easy to discontinue. This is a wonder drug..."

   
10

Invega (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 21, 2016

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Invega (paliperidone) for Schizophrenia: "these drugs are dangerous... they ruined my life. made my illness much worse. the doctors are do not believe me as they think I'm an inferior life form. SYMPTOMS INCLUDE TOOTH DECAY LACK OF MOTIVATION EXTREME WEIGHT GAIN HEART PAINS REDUCED LEVEL OFCONSCIOUSNESS THEY ALSO MADE EXTREMELY DELUSIONAL TO THE POINT I DIDN'T EVEN BELIEVE ANYMORE."

   
1.0

PROFIT FOR POISON March 11, 2016

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For Bipolar Disorder: "I have been on invega 3mg for almost 2 weeks. Immedietly I felt great. I take it at night. But for the first few days I felt drugged till about 11am. I get up at 6am. Take it around 7-8pm. But for the early part of the day I felt awesome. Totally at peace. Never felt better. However after a week. I feel that it's not helping. I don't go to sleep till like midnight now. And I am not stable anymore. I think I may need a higher dosage. I have made a couple apt this week but they where cancelled due to them closing for weather and a emergency. But my mania is out of control. I have bad outburst. Do things I know I shouldn't. It's like I can't stop it. Do I need a stronger dose. I was suppose to come back in a week."

   
10

Ien$;7;& March 10, 2016

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For Schizoaffective Disorder: "I get a shot of 100 or 150 mgs once a month for pretty severe schizoaffective disorder. A bit of weight gain but no other side effects. Still feeling paranoid frequently. Doc won't up the meds. It's very frustrating."

   
6.0

BobbiMcGee February 10, 2016

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Invega (paliperidone) for Schizoaffective Disorder: "This med is rubbish . I can't sleep I have insomnia weight gain feel like garbage. It was helpful for first 4 months."

   
3.0

Baller3000 January 26, 2016

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For Schizophrenia: "I have been on paliperidone for about a year now. The side effects I have is I get alot of nightmares and bad dreams which I never had before. I do alot of rocking backwards and forwards every time I sit down which is really upsetting and annoying. I have alot of restlessness. I find it difficult to settle and do things. In terms of sleep, this medication is good. I have energy at least. I have tried other medications and had side effects as well. I am having this medication reduced and eventually will be off having antipsychotic drugs. I am sick of the side effects. Clozapine made me sick all the time and sleepy. Another medication I was on I had blurred vision. Sick of the side effects. I'd rather take the risk with having a relapse ."

   
2.0

terriberry January 13, 2016

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Invega (paliperidone) for Schizoaffective Disorder: "I have been suffering major depression for over 10 years and Zoloft took the edge off but I was still extremely depressed. I had mood swings and disorganized thinking, speech problems by being unable to articulate what I mean, paranoia and so forth. I was originally diagnosed with bipolar disorder but the diagnoses didn't fit. I also was diagnosed with Aspergers. I took a personality and general mental health test by a professional psychologist and the results were tallied by a computer. I have schizoaffective disorder. I showed my results to my psychiatrist and she's prescribed invega. My depression is gone, I laugh and tell jokes, I can think clearly now and my relationship with my husband has never been better. Thank you!"

   
10

Nikkisaturn December 28, 2015

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Invega Sustenna (paliperidone) for Schizoaffective Disorder: "Would be an absolutely perfect drug without the side effects. Constant tiredness and dizziness makes it almost impossible to work. It definitely has high effects on motor skills and sexual ability. But, hallucinations and delusions are gone. No more voices, and paranoid thoughts after only a month. It's a good drug if you want to sleep all day."

   
8.0

BIbijoseph December 17, 2015

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Invega (paliperidone) for Schizophrenia: "After My doughter' s birth I suffered from this mental illness. Except of weight gain, invega is wonderful medicine."

   
10

Rubynd (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 15, 2015

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Invega (paliperidone) for Schizophrenia: "I feel like this medication is OK minus the weight gain feels like I put on a lot of weight and is hard to loose"

   
5.0

Anonymous November 26, 2015

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Invega (paliperidone) for Schizoaffective Disorder: "I am living a productive symptom free life because of Invega shot 4 yrs, 6mg pill for 1. Now college grad, off disability, full time job (40 k) at investment bank all possible by Invega. I was severely sick and now I haven't been for 5 years. It took a couple of hospitalizations, several lost jobs, and even jail ( which was turning point) to find Invega. I did 3 full time yrs in college and got 3.9 in finance. Only sides effects I've had are slightly high cholesterol and weight gain which for me is somewhat manageable with diet although for what I eat I'd be 20 pds less. I am now crystal clear and have zero symptoms. Life changer."

   
9.0

RamiJames November 17, 2015

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For Depression: "I had two half injections of this medication to treat my depression. I experienced many of the side effects that are listed. Some of those include discharge from my breast, missed menstrual cycle, weight gain, and other funny feelings to my body. Upon experiencing these side effects I decided that this medication was not for me."

   
5.0

vet one of millions October 20, 2015

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Invega Trinza (paliperidone) for Schizophrenia: "When this drug is given regularly, can give the life back to the patients. I have seen their hygiene get better and them get more social."

   
9.0

Anonymous October 2, 2015

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Invega (paliperidone) for Schizophrenia: "I feel gr8 once I swallow invega. It will make me a little tired at night. Sometimes when I'm hungry and try not to eat, I will get a strong stomach ache. Once in awhile I will get suicidal thoughts, but am not dangerous to me or others in any way, they're just thoughts of suicide. When it's hot outside, I tend to feel very hot, and I sweat more, too. It's hard to lose weight on this medication which is what I hate about this.....and I've gained ALOT since my pregnancy. My stomach area is inflamed with cortisol....I look horrible with a Santa belly....ppl always ask me if I'm pregnant, and some even stare. Even if I try not to eat, it is very hard to lose any weight with this medication, and no matter what you eat, you gain weight."

   
8.0

pillsbury cakes (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 10, 2015

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Invega (paliperidone) for Schizoaffective Disorder: "When I first started taking invega it took away the voices and delusional thoughts better than the other injection I was receiving. Weening off of it was not hard but I was also taking large doses of niacin and lithium at the time. I had a manic episode that lasted 3 months after withdrawing. After that, one injection brought me back to reality in less than a day. I have extreme weight gain on invega, drousiness (sleep 12 hours a day) and decreased sex drive. Though it is important for me to point out, like I said, no mania or hallucinating. I function well on the injection. It is the side effects that I have troubles dealing with."

   
7.0

Damien Guymon August 6, 2015

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Invega (paliperidone) for Schizoaffective Disorder: "Feel okay but gained 60ibs in three months. Horrible joint pain."

   
1.0

Drake109 July 26, 2015

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Invega (paliperidone) for Schizophrenia: "Hello, I was on Risperdal for 3 years, I switched to Invega just over a month ago and am already losing a good deal of weight, I do sometimes get restless but I accept this as the price for not sleeping 17 hours a day on Risperdal, my appetite is normal and I don't eat huge portions anymore, my energy is up and I can actually feel emotions fully again, for the first time in a long long time, would recommend giving this a try to anyone - just remember some people get different side effects, for me this also took away sexual side effects that were limiting my relationships."

   
9.0

pelikaani July 15, 2015

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For Depression: "One doc put me on 1 1/2 every day at first and about a year later reduced it to 1/ 1/2 every other night. Then she quit and a nurse practitioner put me on 3mg every night in May which increased my motivation but by now July my concentration is worse. And my anxiety is back. But I attribute that to her increasing my Cymbalta from 30 to 60 mg which was tried before and didn't work. So 4 days ago I went back on 30 and my anxiety has settled down."

   
6.0

Momma junks July 14, 2015

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Invega Sustenna (paliperidone) for Schizoaffective Disorder: "alot of issues with this medication: extreme bloating, weight gain and hunger. pain in abdomen, gurgling sounds in abdomen area, burping and belching after every single meal, which normally never occurred with me. Dizziness almost all the time, extreme headaches, EXTREME muscle stiffness and much difficulty walking and doing daily activities. Sweating for no apparent reason. Insomnia."

   
1.0

anonymous5000 June 7, 2015

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For Schizophrenia: "I have been on this paliperidone for 2 years. It's the best for managing the voices and delusions. They stopped and went away very quickly. Side effects were lactation, increased sex drive, insomnia. I would recommend it to anyone who needs it because it works very well"

   
9.0

jellybean33 May 24, 2015

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Invega Sustenna (paliperidone) for Schizophrenia: "My daughter had the injection this month.It stopped her psychosis, still a little paranoia. The first ten days severe pain in neck. Also some dizziness still and balance problems she says. She took cogentin for neck. Some relief from the neck now. Another issue from blood test is high prolactin level. We will be seeing her Dr this week .Dont know if side effects worth it"

   
7.0

pazmataz (taken for less than 1 month) April 12, 2015

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