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Paliperidone is an atypical antipsychotic agent used in the treatment of schizophrenia. It is related to a low rate of serum aminotransferase elevations. This active component is the primary active metabolite of the older antipsychotic risperidone. It acts on central dopamine Type 2 (D2) and serotonin Type 2 (5HT2A) receptor antagonism. It is also active as an antagonist at alpha 1 and alpha 2 adrenergic receptors and H1 histaminergic receptors.

Class of Drugs – Atypical antipsychotic agent

Molecular Formula – C23H27FN4O3

Molecular Weight – 426.5 g/mol

Working: This active component works in the brain for the treatment of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. It is also called a second-generation antipsychotic or atypical antipsychotic that rebalances dopamine and serotonin to improve thinking, mood, and behavior.

Uses: Given medication is used as the main active component in medicines to treat psychotic disorders like schizophrenia. This component is indicated to treat certain mental/mood disorders like schizoaffective disorder. It can reduce hallucinations and helps to think more clearly and positively about oneself, feel less agitated, and take a more active part in everyday life. This active component Paliperidone belongs to a group of drugs called atypical antipsychotics that restores the balance of certain natural substances in the brain.

Popular Brands and Dosages: It is also used in a popular brand medicine as mentioned below:

  • Invega: 3 mg and 6 mg

Avoid doing things that lead to overheating, such as hard work or exercise in hot weather, or using hot tubs while treating with this medicine.