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Paliperidone is used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia (a psychiatric disorder with symptoms of emotional instability, detachment from reality, often with delusions and hallucinations, and withdrawal into the self). It is also used for treating schizoaffective disorders (a mixed psychiatric disorder relating to a complex psychotic state that has features of both schizophrenia and a mood disorder such as bipolar disorder).
Frequently Ask Questions:
Q. Is paliperidone safe during pregnancy?
Paliperidone should only be used during pregnancy if the potential benefits justify the potential risk to the baby. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Is it safe to use paliperidone during breastfeeding?
It is not known whether paliperidone is excreted in human milk. Paliperidone should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the baby. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Is paliperidone the same as risperidone?
Paliperidone gets converted to risperidone in the body and thus exerts similar actions.
Q. Is paliperidone a narcotic?
No, paliperidone is not a narcotic.
Q. Is paliperidone an atypical antipsychotic?
Yes, paliperidone is an atypical antipsychotic.
Q. How is paliperidone metabolized?
Paliperidone is metabolized to its active metabolite risperidone by the CYP family of metabolizing enzymes.
Q. Does paliperidone cause weight gain?
Yes, paliperidone is known to cause weight gain.
Q. Does paliperidone cause erectile dysfunction?
Paliperidone may cause priapism (prolonged and/or painful erection), which may contribute to erectile dysfunction. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. How long does paliperidone stay in your system?
Oral paliperidone may take 5 days to clear off from your body/system, whereas the injection may take around 4 to 8 months to clear off from your body/system.