Without a Prescription
Paliperidone is prescribed to treat schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.
Paliperidone is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you have an unusual or allergic reaction to paliperidone, risperidone, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- If you have breast-feeding;
- If you have chronic constipation or diarrhea;
- If you have dementia;
- If you have diabetes or family history of diabetes;
- If you have history of stroke;
- If you have irregular heartbeat or low blood pressure;
- If you have kidney disease;
- If you have liver disease;
- If you have pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
- If you have stomach problems like adhesions, bowel disease, short gut, trouble swallowing;
Do not take Paliperidone with any of the following drugs:
- Some phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, thioridazine;
- Prescription pain medications;
- Other medicines for schizophrenia;
- Medicines for treating seizures;
- Medicines for sleep;
- Medicines for irregular heartbeat;
- Medicines for blood pressure;
- Medicines for anxiety, depression or psychotic disturbances;
- Local anesthetics;
- Levodopa and other medications for parkinson's disease;
- Daunorubicin, doxorubicin;
- Antibiotics like clarithromycin, erythromycin, gemifloxacin, levofloxacin;
Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
Avoid extreme heat. This medicine can cause you to sweat less than normal. Your body temperature could increase to dangerous levels, which may lead to heat stroke.
Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.
It may be several weeks before you see the full effects. Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine.
The tablet shell for some brands of Paliperidone does not dissolve. This is normal. The tablet shell may appear whole in the stool. This is not a cause for concern.
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how Paliperidone affects you.
You may need to gradually reduce the dose. Only stop taking this medicine on the advice of your doctor or health care professional.
Paliperidone side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Weight gain;
- Unusual movements, spasms, tremor;
- Unusual decrease in sweating;
- Trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine;
- Stomach upset;
- Muscle pain, stiffness;
- More or less saliva than normal;
- Menstrual irregularity;
- Inner restlessness, unable to keep still;
- Increased thirst or hunger;
- Fever or chills, sore throat;
- Feeling faint or lightheaded, falls;
- Fast or irregular heartbeat;
- Dry mouth;
- Dark urine;
- Changes in vision;
- Change in sex drive or performance;
- Change in blood sugar;
- Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;