Compare Fanapt vs. Invega
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Fanapt (Iloperidone) is helpful for treating schizophrenia, but it can be expensive because it's only available as brand name.
Helps control your thoughts and mood.
Invega (paliperidone) relieves psychotic symptoms and improves mood.
3.1/ 5 average rating with 34 reviewsforInvega
- Part of the first choice medications to treat schizophrenia.
- There are patient assistance programs that can lower the copay.
- Comes in many different strengths to make it easier to customize your dose.
- Less likely to cause sexual problems than other similar medicines.
- Won't make you as sleepy as other antipsychotic medicines.
- If you have heart or kidney problems, this may be a better option than other antipsychotic medicines.
- The pill and injection form allows for flexible dosing schedule.
- Fanapt (Iloperidone) can be expensive because it is only available as brand name.
- You will need to follow a strict schedule the first two weeks as body adjusts to Fanapt (Iloperidone). You might have to see your doctor several times until you find a dose that works best for you.
- You're more likely to have changes in blood pressure with Fanapt (Iloperidone), which can make you feel faint or dizzy.
- If you stop taking Fanapt (Iloperidone) for 3 days and want to restart it, you'll have to start taking it from the beginning dose.
- You have to take Fanapt (Iloperidone) twice a day, which can be hard to remember.
- Side-effects of weight gain and hormonal imbalance may be intolerable for younger patients.
- Frequent blood tests are sometimes required to check how the medicine is affecting your body.
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20possible side effects
- Dry mouth8%
- Difficulty controlling movements5%
- Nasal congestion5%
- Sore throat4%
- Joint pain3%
- Faster heart rate3%
- Blurred vision3%
- Sudden changes in blood pressure3%
- Colds or flu2%
- Ejaculation disorder2%
- Difficulty breathing2%
16possible side effects
- Difficulty controlling movements12%
- Inability to be still6%
- Weight gain4%
- Abdominal discomfort3%
- Common cold3%
- Back pain3%
- Fast heartbeat2%
- Stomach upset2%
- Upper respiratory tract infection2%
- Decreased appetite2%
- Increased appetite2%
- Changes in speech2%
Risks and risk factors
- Increased risk of death
- People over 65 with dementia and psychosis
- Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
- Taking antipsychotic medications
- Higher blood sugar, cholesterol, and weight gain
- People with diabetes
- People with high cholesterol
- Difficulty controlling movements
- Long-term use of atypical antipsychotics
- Blood disorders
- Changes in blood pressure and heart beat
- High blood pressure
- History of heartbeat problems
- Increased risk of death
- Elderly patients with dementia
- Heart problems
- History of heart problems
- Drug interactions
- Shaking and restlessness
- Higher blood sugar and cholesterol and weight gain
- High cholesterol
- Difficulty concentrating
- Taking other medicines that make you less alert
- Low blood pressure