|Trade names||Invega, Xeplion, Trevicta, others|
|Drug class||Atypical antipsychotic|
|Main uses||Schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder|
|Side effects||Headache, trouble sleepiness, parkinsonism, involuntary muscle movements, dizziness, agitation, depression, weight gain, nausea, dry mouth, QT prolongation, tiredness|
|By mouth (OROS tablets), intramuscular|
|Typical dose||6 mg PO OD|
|Bioavailability||28% (by mouth)|
|Elimination half-life||23 hours (by mouth)|
|Excretion||1% unchanged in urine 18% unchanged in feces|
|Chemical and physical data|
|Molar mass||426.492 g·mol−1|
|3D model (JSmol)|
Paliperidone, sold under the trade name Invega among others, is an atypical antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. It may be taken by mouth or injected into a muscle. When the unpublished literature is included, benefits are lower and harms are higher than when only the published literature is looked at.
Common side effects include headache, trouble sleepiness, parkinsonism, involuntary muscle movements, dizziness, agitation, depression, weight gain, nausea, dry mouth, QT prolongation, and tiredness. Other side effects may include neuroleptic malignant syndrome, tardive dyskinesia, diabetes, and high prolactin. In older people with dementia, use increases the risk of death. Use during pregnancy may have negative effects on the baby. Benefits are believed to be due to effects on dopamine and serotonin.
Paliperidone was approved for medical use in the United States in 2006 and Europe in 2007. In the United Kingdom the typical dose by mouth cost the NHS about £105 per month as of 2021. This amount in the United States costs about 400 USD.
It is used for the treatment of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. When the unpublished literature is included, benefits are lower and harms are higher than when only the published literature is looked at.
|Paliperidone palmitate long-acting injection compared to risperidone for schizophrenia|
|When flexibly dosed every four weeks, paliperidone palmitate appears comparable in efficacy and tolerability to risperidone. In short-term studies, paliperidone palmitate – the longer-acting injection – has a similar adverse effect profile to related compounds such as risperidone by mouth. No difference was found in the high rate of reported adverse sexual outcomes and paliperidone palmitate is associated with an increase in serum prolactin.|
The injections into a muscle are typically given at a dose of 25 to 150 mg per month; though there is a special formulation that may be given every three month at a dose of 175 to 525 mg.
The pills come as an extended release formulation using OROS system to allow for once-daily dosing. Paliperidone palmitate is a long-acting injectable formulation of paliperidone palmitoyl ester indicated for once-every 28 days injection after an initial titration period.
- Very common (>10%)
- Somnolence (causes less sedation than most atypical antipsychotics)
- Hyperprolactinaemia (seems to cause comparable prolactin elevation to its parent drug, risperidone)
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Common (1–10%)
- Extrapyramidal side effects (EPSE; e.g. dystonia, akathisia, muscle rigidity, parkinsonism. It appears to produce similar EPSE to risperidone, asenapine and ziprasidone and more EPSE than olanzapine, clozapine, aripiprazole, quetiapine, amisulpride and sertindole)
- Orthostatic hypotension
- Weight gain (tends to produce a moderate degree of weight gain, possibly related to its potent blockade of the 5-HT2C receptor)
- QT interval prolongation (tends to produce less QT interval prolongation than most other atypical antipsychotics and approximately as much QT interval prolongation as aripiprazole and lurasidone)
The British National Formulary recommends a gradual withdrawal when discontinuing antipsychotics to avoid acute withdrawal syndrome or rapid relapse. Symptoms of withdrawal commonly include nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite. Other symptoms may include restlessness, increased sweating, and trouble sleeping. Less commonly there may be a feeling of the world spinning, numbness, or muscle pains. Symptoms generally resolve after a short period of time.
There is tentative evidence that discontinuation of antipsychotics can result in psychosis. It may also result in reoccurrence of the condition that is being treated. Rarely tardive dyskinesia can occur when the medication is stopped.
In April 2014, it was reported that 21 Japanese people who had received shots of the long-acting injectable paliperidone to date had died, out of 10,700 individuals prescribed the drug.
|*The smaller the value, the stronger the drug binding.|
Paliperidone is the primary active metabolite of the older antipsychotic risperidone. While its specific mechanism of action is unknown, it is believed paliperidone and risperidone act via similar, if not identical, pathways. Its efficacy is believed to result from central dopaminergic and serotonergic antagonism. Food is known to increase the absorption of Invega type ER OROS prolonged-release tablets. Food increased exposure of paliperidone by up to 50-60%, however, half-life was not significantly affected. The effect was probably due to a delay in the transit of the ER OROS formulation in the upper part of the GI channel, resulting in increased absorption.
The half-life is 23 hours.
|Medication||Brand name||Class||Vehicle||Dosage||Tmax||t1/2 single||t1/2 multiple||logPc||Ref|
|Aripiprazole lauroxil||Aristada||Atypical||Watera||441–1064 mg/4–8 weeks||24–35 days||?||54–57 days||7.9–10.0|
|Aripiprazole monohydrate||Abilify Maintena||Atypical||Watera||300–400 mg/4 weeks||7 days||?||30–47 days||4.9–5.2|
|Bromperidol decanoate||Impromen Decanoas||Typical||Sesame oil||40–300 mg/4 weeks||3–9 days||?||21–25 days||7.9|||
|Clopentixol decanoate||Sordinol Depot||Typical||Viscoleob||50–600 mg/1–4 weeks||4–7 days||?||19 days||9.0|||
|Flupentixol decanoate||Depixol||Typical||Viscoleob||10–200 mg/2–4 weeks||4–10 days||8 days||17 days||7.2–9.2|||
|Fluphenazine decanoate||Prolixin Decanoate||Typical||Sesame oil||12.5–100 mg/2–5 weeks||1–2 days||1–10 days||14–100 days||7.2–9.0|||
|Fluphenazine enanthate||Prolixin Enanthate||Typical||Sesame oil||12.5–100 mg/1–4 weeks||2–3 days||4 days||?||6.4–7.4|||
|Fluspirilene||Imap, Redeptin||Typical||Watera||2–12 mg/1 week||1–8 days||7 days||?||5.2–5.8|||
|Haloperidol decanoate||Haldol Decanoate||Typical||Sesame oil||20–400 mg/2–4 weeks||3–9 days||18–21 days||7.2–7.9|||
|Olanzapine pamoate||Zyprexa Relprevv||Atypical||Watera||150–405 mg/2–4 weeks||7 days||?||30 days||–|
|Paliperidone palmitate||Invega Sustenna||Atypical||Watera||39–819 mg/4–12 weeks||13–33 days||25–139 days||?||8.1–10.1|
|Perphenazine decanoate||Trilafon Dekanoat||Typical||Sesame oil||50–200 mg/2–4 weeks||?||?||27 days||8.9|
|Perphenazine enanthate||Trilafon Enanthate||Typical||Sesame oil||25–200 mg/2 weeks||2–3 days||?||4–7 days||6.4–7.2|||
|Pipotiazine palmitate||Piportil Longum||Typical||Viscoleob||25–400 mg/4 weeks||9–10 days||?||14–21 days||8.5–11.6|||
|Pipotiazine undecylenate||Piportil Medium||Typical||Sesame oil||100–200 mg/2 weeks||?||?||?||8.4|
|Risperidone||Risperdal Consta||Atypical||Microspheres||12.5–75 mg/2 weeks||21 days||?||3–6 days||–|
|Zuclopentixol acetate||Clopixol Acuphase||Typical||Viscoleob||50–200 mg/1–3 days||1–2 days||1–2 days||4.7–4.9|
|Zuclopentixol decanoate||Clopixol Depot||Typical||Viscoleob||50–800 mg/2–4 weeks||4–9 days||?||11–21 days||7.5–9.0|
|Note: All by intramuscular injection. Footnotes: a = Microcrystalline or nanocrystalline aqueous suspension. b = Low-viscosity vegetable oil (specifically fractionated coconut oil with medium-chain triglycerides). c = Predicted, from PubChem and DrugBank. Sources: Main: See template.|
Paliperidone (as Invega) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of schizophrenia in 2006. Paliperidone was approved by the FDA for the treatment of schizoaffective disorder in 2009. The long-acting injectable form of paliperidone, marketed as Invega Sustenna in U.S. and Xeplion in Europe, was approved by the FDA on July 31, 2009. It is the only available brand in Bangladesh under the brand name "Palimax ER" manufactured & marketed by ACI Pharmaceuticals.
It was initially approved in Europe in 2007 for schizophrenia, the extended release form and use for schizoaffective disorder were approved in Europe in 2010, and extension to use in adolescents older than 15 years old was approved in 2014.
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On May 18, 2015, a new formulation of paliperidone palmitate was approved by the FDA under the brand name Invega Trinza. A similar 3 -monthly injection of prolonged release suspension was approved in 2016 by the European Medicines Agency originally under the brand name Paliperidone Janssen, later renamed to Trevicta. On September 1, 2021, a newer formulation of paliperidone palmitate, Invega Hafyera, was approved by the US FDA which is available as an injection every six months.
It is marketed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
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