A study by Kramer and associates also evaluated the efficacy of paliperidone ER in a multiphase trial. In an eight-week run-in phase, 530 patients were hospitalized and received open-label paliperi-done. Dosing was flexible, starting at 9 mg once daily, and the dose could be adjusted between 3 and 15 mg once daily. The most commonly […]
Archive for the 'Invega' Category
INDICATIONS Paliperidone was approved in December 2006 for the acute treatment of schizophrenia and for the long-term maintenance treatment of schizophrenia in April 2007.
The psychotropic agent paliperidone is chemically related to risperidone. This active metabolite belongs to the ben-zisoxazole derivative class and contains a racemic mixture of (+) and (-) enan-tiomers of paliperidone. It is available in strengths of 3, 6, or 9 mg.
INTRODUCTION Schizophrenia is a chronic mental illness that affects between 0.5% and 1% of the population in the U.S. today. Even though schizophrenic patients characteristically have psychoses, including hallucinations and delusions, this debilitating disease impairs their functional capacity to learn, work, care for themselves, maintain interpersonal relationships, and sustain general living skills. Forty percent to […]