INVEGA SUSTENNA® Common Dosing and Administration Topics
Switching from Other Antipsychotics
From Oral Antipsychotic to INVEGA SUSTENNA® – General Overview
Consistent with the INVEGA SUSTENNA® Prescribing Information:
- There are no systematically collected data to specifically address switching patients with schizophrenia from other antipsychotics to INVEGA SUSTENNA®, or concerning concomitant administration with other antipsychotics.
- For patients who have never taken oral paliperidone or oral or injectable risperidone, tolerability should be established with oral paliperidone or oral risperidone prior to initiating treatment with INVEGA SUSTENNA®.
- Previous oral antipsychotics can be gradually discontinued at the time of initiation of treatment with INVEGA SUSTENNA®. Recommended initiation of INVEGA SUSTENNA® is with a dose of 234 mg followed by 156 mg one week later, both administered in the deltoid muscle.
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