Invega (paliperidone) and Alcohol / Food Interactions
There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Invega (paliperidone) which include:
Using paliperidone together with ethanol can increase nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with paliperidone. Do not use more than the recommended dose of paliperidone, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medication without first talking to your doctor.
Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.
GENERALLY AVOID: Alcohol may potentiate some of the pharmacologic effects of paliperidone. Use in combination may result in additive central nervous system depression and/or impairment of judgment, thinking, and psychomotor skills.
Administration with food may increase the bioavailability of paliperidone from the extended release tablets. In healthy ambulatory subjects, administration of a 12 mg paliperidone extended release tablet with a standard high-fat/high-caloric meal resulted in 60% and 54% increases, respectively, in the mean peak plasma concentration (Cmax) and area under the concentration-time curve (AUC) of paliperidone compared to administration under fasting conditions. The clinical significance of these changes is unknown.
MANAGEMENT: Patients receiving paliperidone should be advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol. Since clinical trials establishing the safety and efficacy of paliperidone were carried out without regard to the timing of meals, presumably paliperidone may be administered with or without food.
- "Product Information. Invega (paliperidone)." Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Titusville, NJ.
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Invega (paliperidone) drug Interactions
There are 999 drug interactions with Invega (paliperidone)
Drug Interaction Classification
The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
|Major||Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderate||Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minor||Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
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