Compare Invega vs. Fanapt
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Helps control your thoughts and mood.
Invega (paliperidone) relieves psychotic symptoms and improves mood.
3.1/ 5 average rating with 34 reviewsforInvega
Fanapt (Iloperidone) is helpful for treating schizophrenia, but it can be expensive because it's only available as brand name.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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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%
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%
Risks and risk factors
- 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
- 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