User Reviews for Invega
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Reviews for Invega to treat Bipolar Disorder
|Review by dhall10067:||User Rating:|
Invega has gotten rid of my mania at 75 mg monthly injection. However, the side effects are much more than lithium or valproic acid and it is much worse on the body. So I think it is really better to just take a mood stabilizer so am thinking of switching to lithium or valproic acid. I will try to reduce to the lowest injection which is 50 mg monthly. I am using it as a monotherapy. It along with Risperdone injection are the only long-lasting injections available. So they force it on me because they don
|March 30, 2012 9:04 AM|
|Review by Anonymous:||User Rating:|
My 8 year old son was put on Invega 3 mg and then moved up to 6 mgs a day. About 1 1/2 months ago after gaining too much weight on risperdone. He gets the dosage on time daily but since starting Invega he has had the worse uncontrollable muscle spasms/twitches. He is constantly twitching his arms, neck and head without knowing he is doing it. Also he has started making vocal noises (random humming) without noticing he is doing it. I was really hoping the Invega would work but I think in our case the side effects are too much to accept so he will be switching again today.
|October 13, 2010 1:14 PM|
|Review by Invega Girl:||User Rating:|
I have been on Invega 6mg for about 3 years now. I have gained about 70 extra pounds, and nothing I do seems to drop the weight. Also it messed with my periods so much that I had to have a hysterectomy. But it does keep my moods stable for the most part. I think its time for me to start a new medication though. Because when I do have outbursts they are really bad. And the depression is still here.
|December 14, 2009 8:18 PM|
|Review by Outloud2:||User Rating:|
I've been terrified about staying on any anti-pyschotic medication, the side effects are horrible. This drug has very few side effects, no weight gain IS A PLUS! Not to mention, it stabilizes my moods and stops psychosis. Another added bonus is, the drug company provided me with a free lifetime user card. Thank you for giving me my life back.
|September 22, 2009 11:47 PM|
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