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How is Invega Trinza administered?

Medically reviewed by Leigh Ann Anderson, PharmD. Last updated on Oct 16, 2020.

Official Answer

by Drugs.com

Key Points

Invega Trinza (paliperidone palmitate) is given as an injection into the muscle of your upper arm (deltoid muscle) or buttock (gluteal muscle). Invega Trinza is a long-acting injection you receive once every 3 months for the treatment of schizophrenia. Your healthcare provider will give you this injection each time.

This medicine is classified as an atypical antipsychotic and works by balancing natural chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters. Rebalancing neurotransmitters can help treat your symptoms like hallucinations, agitation, and changes in thinking and behavior.

Invega Trinza is used in people who have already been treated with Invega Sustenna injections once a month for at least 4 months. Invega Sustenna also contains paliperidone palmitate but is given once a month.

Always follow your doctor’s specific instructions on receiving Invega Trinza. It’s important that you stay on schedule with your Invega Trinza injections every 3 months. Your doctor will determine the best dose for you and schedule your appointment times for injections.

If you must miss an appointment, contact your doctor as soon as possible. It's important to keep all of your appointments so you can get your medication on time and discuss your progress with your doctor.

Invega Trinza is not for treating dementia-related psychosis.

Bottom Line

  • Invega Trinza (paliperidone palmitate) is a long-acting injection given into the muscle of your upper arm (deltoid muscle) or buttock (gluteal muscle). It is given once every 3 months for the treatment of schizophrenia.
  • Only your healthcare provider will give you this injection. You can receive your injections at the doctor’s office.
  • Invega Trinza is used in people who have already been treated with Invega Sustenna injections once a month for at least 4 months.

This is not all the information you need to know about Invega Trinza (paliperidone palmitate) for safe and effective use. Review the full Invega Trinza information here, and discuss this information with your doctor or other health care provider.

References
  • Invega Trinza [paliperidone palmitate] 3-month injection. Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Titusville, NJ. Accessed Oct. 16, 2020 at https://www.invegatrinza.com/

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