Can you gain weight with invega and depakote?
I gained weight like crazy with invega and depakote.Invega is an antipsychotic medication approved for the treatment of schizophrenia and depakote is a anticonvulsant.I actually gained 120 pounds.I used to be 140 and then I got to 260, now I am 240 pounds.I lost 20 pounds taking aquatic aerobics and...
Asked by Valrie Vosmus 6 months ago.
I gained weight like crazy with invega and depakote. Invega is an antipsychotic medication approved for the treatment of schizophrenia and depakote is a anticonvulsant. I actually gained 120 pounds. I used to be 140 and then I got to 260, now I am 240 pounds. I lost 20 pounds taking aquatic aerobics and dieting on salads, vegetables and chicken while still on the pills. But now I'm on no diet and I just stayed on 240 pounds. Answered by Gillian Vanmaanen 6 months ago.
I gained weight on Depakote. Over 100pds within a month and a half. I went from being a skinny twig when I was 10 to being a huge blueberry just a month and a half later. I was put on Depakote because I started having seizures. I was having many seizures at school. I was the second smartest kid in school for a few years until I started having seizures and started gaining weight. Many people were bullying me and much more. I paid a lot of money to take Depakote but it ended up being the worst pill with side effects I had ever taken. Anyone who has ever taken DEPAKOTE should be allowed to get thousands of dollars back from whichever company that usually makes it. Just like many other of the recalled medicines. I was as heavy as 288pd at one time. Now I'm down too 223. No matter how much exercise I do, water I drink and good diet I eat, I can't lose anymore weight for some reason. Cause I usually only eat fruit each day usually which is only a few hundred calories and some nuts. While my body burns calories when I'm doing and not doing something. But still I can't make it too 200pds. Answered by Arminda Bazzanella 6 months ago.
Invega is known to cause major weight gain. When I took it I gained over 100lbs in less than 6 months. It made me so hungry that even after I ate something I'd find myself eating again. I tried seeing nutritionist but that didn't really help. My pdoc put me on topamax to help with the headaches I was having but also to combat the weight gain. I lost 35lbs in 3 months while on topamax. I don't know anything about depakote but I read that it does cause weight gain. You should talk to your pdoc or gp, who ever prescribe it about the weight gain. They maybe able to suggest something to help. Answered by Roberta Pacas 6 months ago.
Yes i gained weight on it, and got extremely hungry all the time even after i ate a normal meal. This happened to me while on Cymbalta with invega, Cymbalta with seroquel, and cymbalta with respirdone Answered by Merissa Spielberg 6 months ago.
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Side effects of invega??
I took invega for the first time yesterday.... (for bipolar, not schizophrenia by the way :] lol) and now Im crazy tired. I have been all day. I slept for like 12 hours, and now Im still really tired, but I cant sleep :[ Its like.....well I dont know what its like, Ive never felt like this before, and its scaring...
Asked by Ilene Trulli 6 months ago.
I took invega for the first time yesterday.... (for bipolar, not schizophrenia by the way :] lol) and now Im crazy tired. I have been all day. I slept for like 12 hours, and now Im still really tired, but I cant sleep :[ Its like.....well I dont know what its like, Ive never felt like this before, and its scaring me. I really really hate feeling like this. could this be a side effect of the invega?? Answered by Tawanda Pollom 6 months ago.
Yes, it could be Invega. Because it is an "antipsychotic", it can also be highly sedating. The A/Ps are used to treat bipolar d/o too, usually the agitation that can result from a manic episode. You should call the MD who prescribed it right away to let him/her know how you are feeling. Although they often say that you will "get used to it", if you are not feeling well, it may be that the starting dosage is too high or that it just isn't going to work out for you. The MD may have to titrate your dose (adjust it gradually) up from a lower dose than the one that you started on. Or it is possible that too much is being released from the "capsule" that you take at one time. Only your MD can say for sure, but the side effects that you are describing are possible on that medication. Invega is chemically related to Risperdal (risperidone), another "atypical antipsychotic" that is also used to treat bipolar disorder, and Risperdal can also cause excessive drowsiness. Call your doctor, stat! Answered by Verline Beckstead 6 months ago.
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Anyone ever try Invega or Saphris?
I am currently taking Citalopram (Celexa) 20mg, Invega 6mg and not sure about but have Trazodone 50mg for sleep is it safe with the combo. I take this for Schizoaffective Bipolar 1 Disorder
Asked by Jamee Gellings 6 months ago.
Just wondering if anyone had ever been on Invega or Saphris. Which one works better or what was positive or negative about the meds. Im taking invega now i tried saphris made me tired and shakey but worked better in first couple of days than invega has in a 3 days. no side effects from invega yet except a little nauseus, and dizziness. any info will help thanks Answered by Brittaney Mckiney 6 months ago.
Invega is just risperdal repackaged so it can be sold for big bucks, since risperdal went off patent. It is the first active metabolite of risperdal, which means it is the drug that your body converts risperdal into in the liver. So you may as well take risperdal, it is generic now, and less expensive, unless you are just using samples. I wouldn't recommend saphris to anyone unless they were desperate - that drug has not been on the market very long - you want to be a guinea pig? the rule of thumb is to wait until a drug has been on the market for 7 years or more before taking it, unless it's a breakthru med or you've failed on all the other meds. those fda trials are short - only 3 to 6 weeks. The fact that zyprexa makes you blimp out and gain 60 pounds or more in a few months - that was somehow overlooked until it had been on the market for a few years. just one example. many drugs get pulled off the market in that 7 year window. risperdal does help quite a few people. if you take antispychotics, you MUST get your blood sugar checked regularly, in case you start to develop diabetes, your cholesterol and triglycerides, and should weigh yourself regularly and have EKG's to check for heartbeat abnormalities (I don't know if you need those regularly, or just once after you've been at a therapeutic dose for awhile). psychiatrists don't order these tests, even though many of them are in the black box warnings on antipsychotic drugs, I guess. I just read less than 1/3 of patients are told to get their blood sugar and cholesterol and triglycerides checked. make sure you don't overheat in the summer - heatstroke is much more likely on these meds. If you keep up on getting the lab tests, if you do develop problems from the medication, those problems will be caught in time, so you are not likely to get permanent problems. you do have to keep in mind how severe the mental illness itself is, in weighing risks and benefits. If you have mild to moderate depression, antipsychotics are not appropriate, but for schizophrenia, bipolar crises, or depression crises, they are. in bipolar or depression, usually antipsychotics should be tapered off when the crisis is over - mood stabilizers for bipolar or antidepressants for depression are the treatments of choice for those conditions. all the best Answered by Carlie Dillworth 6 months ago.
Saphris Recreational Answered by Shanice Daruszka 6 months ago.
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What type of medication is Invega?
It is a new medication
Asked by Emory Coman 6 months ago.
Invega is an extended release form of Risperdal. Invega is classified as an atypical anti-psychotic. It uses the innovative OROS delivery system to allow for once a day dosing. It's main uses are for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, but I've heard of it used off label for anxiety, depression, and tic disorders. Answered by Caroll Dierker 6 months ago.
It is an anti-psychotic (targets schizophrenia). Answered by Dong Couty 6 months ago.
Does invega slow you down?
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Asked by Chrissy Parthemore 6 months ago.
Invega is an atypical antipsychotic medication. Exactly how it works is not known. It is thought to work by changing certain substances in the brain. Side Effects: fever, stiff muscles, confusion, sweating, fast or uneven heartbeats; urinating less than usual or not at all; restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck; tremor (uncontrolled shaking); trouble swallowing; or feeling like you might pass out. Less serious Invega side effects may include: mild restlessness, drowsiness, or tremor; blurred vision; dizziness or headache; weight gain; nausea, dry mouth, upset stomach; or decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm. Answered by Ima Martinex 6 months ago.
Does Invega cause weight gain?
I've been on them all and they all say it's either weight neutral or doesn't cause weight gain but I've learned that is not always the case. I have better results from asking people who actually take it (real people) than relying on studies and their most common side effects. I really liked...
Asked by Mitzi Coreil 6 months ago.
I've been on them all and they all say it's either weight neutral or doesn't cause weight gain but I've learned that is not always the case. I have better results from asking people who actually take it (real people) than relying on studies and their most common side effects. I really liked Risperadol but it made me gain weight like crazy. It really helped with my anxiety. Any info you have would be much appreciated. Thanks. ;) Answered by Reina Sedlachek 6 months ago.
There are many side effects that may occur with the use of Invega, and weight gain is one of the most common (occurring in up to 9 percent of people). Although it is normal to gain a little bit of weight while taking the medication, too much weight gain can increase your risk of diabetes or other health problems. If you are taking Invega and weight gain occurs excessively or rapidly, talk with your healthcare provider. He or she may recommend lifestyle changes, adjust your Invega dosage, or prescribe a different schizophrenia medication. Weight gain (of at least 7 percent of body weight) with Invega occurs in up to 9 percent of people. While a small amount of weight gain is typical during treatment with Invega, some people can gain very large amounts of weight while taking the medicine. This weight gain is thought to increase the risk of diabetes (see Invega and Diabetes) or other health problems. Therefore, if you are noticing a rapid or large increase in weight while taking Invega, make sure to talk with your healthcare provider. If you are noticing small, unexplained weight gain with Invega, there are some things that you can do. Some suggestions include: Eating a heart-healthy diet. This diet should include heart-healthy foods, such as: Lots of fruits, vegetables, grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products Lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts. Limiting foods with saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium (salt), and added sugars. Participating in regular physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day on most days of the week. Limiting your intake of alcohol. Answered by Lauren Niemiel 6 months ago.
Invega Side Effects Answered by Elmer Sables 6 months ago.
My son took Invega for about two years. He gained over 40 pounds even though he was exercising a lot. He seemed hungry all the time on this medicine. Once he stopped taking it and watched what he ate he lost all the weight in about five months. It was a great medicine and worked well except for the weight gain. Answered by Dara Pickle 6 months ago.
Invega is so new to the market, that it's really too early to say whether or not the typical consumer will experience weight gain. It is important to remember, however, that anti-psychotics (such as zyprexa and invega) themselves to not cause weight gain directly. They can cause increaesd appetite, however. As long as you are vigilant about controlling your intake (easier said than done sometimes), you should experience no changes in weight as a result of taking these meds. Answered by Michal Brinley 6 months ago.
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I am not joking I have gained 100lbs on invega. Also about them telling it can risk diabetes. I have diabetes now also. Answered by Darrick Kyte 6 months ago.
Just have a proper diet rich in fiber and protein and try to cut all the unhealthy stuff from your diet atlhough its good to enjoy. Dont binge on unhealthy stuff any other time. You should also exercise 3-5 times a week and you should definitely see results in a couple of weeks. Learn more here: Answered by Ilda Sawallich 6 months ago.
I took one 3mg invega pill on the 5'th, do you think its out of my system?
And I don't smoke marijuana or do any illegal drugs so i dont have to worry about that lol
Asked by Olinda Otremba 6 months ago.
Invega has a half-life of just under one day in most people and it has been 11 days so you don't have any left. Most drugs are cleared very rapidly. Why do you want to know if it is out of your system? Just incase you are worried about a drug test Invega is not tested for, it is not a controlled substance, and it is not addictive. And to correct a persons answer marijuana (THC) can last and be detected for 30 days (occasionally a bit more) if people use it often. Answered by Teena Goring 6 months ago.
nothing'll stay in your system longer than a week (cannabis stays in longer than anything else and that is only a week) Answered by Nancey Bulgin 6 months ago.
Is Invega also used for the treatment of depression?
I have anxiety and depression. I've been taking Wellbutrin, Effexor, and Invega for treatment. I'm really pleased with the results. I feel so much better and am getting back to my normal self again. However, I don't understand what Invega is used for. I googled it and it said it was a anti-psychotic...
Asked by Kathrin Carrara 6 months ago.
I have anxiety and depression. I've been taking Wellbutrin, Effexor, and Invega for treatment. I'm really pleased with the results. I feel so much better and am getting back to my normal self again. However, I don't understand what Invega is used for. I googled it and it said it was a anti-psychotic used for the treatment of psychizophrenia. I'm pretty sure I'm not psychotic, and I don't have psychizophrenia. So, why was I prescribed this medication? Answered by Violet Waid 6 months ago.
Invega is used for the treatment of Schizophrenia, but it can also be used to control Anxiety, Depression, and the mood swings of bipolar disorder. Anti psychotics such as invega seroquel and others sedate teh individual among other things. This sedating effect can calm down the mind to where the person does not feel anxious anymore. Combined with other medications it creates a great balance to help. There are lots of meds psychiatric and not, that are used for an illness or disorder that they weren't made for at first. Good luck with the meds :) Answered by Bobby Chiang 6 months ago.
Overcome your Depression Without Medication Answered by Lyle Smoot 6 months ago.
this medicine is poison I'm dying from it with over 50 side effects. don't even try. many people also dying from it. Answered by Jenna Vanduzer 6 months ago.
What will invega do for my social anxiety/avoidant personality disorder?
Asked by Richelle Sollis 6 months ago.
Invega is an antipsychotic approved to treat schizophrenia. It is not unusual for drugs such as this to be used off label (for other purposes) for other disorders. Usually it would be prescribed for someone who has not found relief on other medications typically prescribed for anxiety disorders. Because it is a fairly new medication I do not know of anyone yet taking it for anxiety or depression. I would recommend that you have your doctor give you information about why he prescribed it for you and what kind of reaction he expects to acheive. If you are not already I would strongly suggest you also get involved in therapy to learn other ways to deal with your anxieties. Answered by Olympia Lopiccolo 6 months ago.
Invega is an atypical antipsychotic typically used for treating most schizophrenics. It also has a significant role in bipolar disorder. Invega is actually an active metabolite of the drug Risperdal. Risperdal has recently gone generic, and so you can get essentially the same drug for much less. This also strikes me as not the best idea in the world. Personality disorders respond very poorly to medication - basically they don't improve symptoms. The only thing that consistently offers any relief is regular, serious therapy with a dedicated therapist whom you have formed a relationship with - something that's rather difficult for most people with personality disorders to do. As for the social anxiety, that will respond better to a benzodiazepine or an antidepressant - preferably not one of the ones that's stimulating like Wellbutrin. Invega/Risperdal and other antipsychotics should be far, far down the list of meds to try in dealing with these situations. Answered by Chante Difalco 6 months ago.
Invega Anxiety Answered by Carmelina Cambre 6 months ago.
I've been on Invega for 3 weeks now, and in the last week, I have become extremely irritable and down right evil... to the point that I've punched holes in my wall. Has anyone else had this or any similar side effect? I called my dr. this morning, and I'm waiting for him to call back.
Asked by Gertrud Lourens 6 months ago.
No, I have not experienced it but I have never taken Invega. However, I am glad you were smart enough to call your doctor. Mental or mood changes (obviously what you are experiencing) are a serious side effect of this medication. You did not mention your dosage but the doctor can take one of two courses of action: 1. he can try lowering your dosage to see if the your mood returns to normal (irritability goes away) 2. he can take you totally off this medication and order something totally different I suspect he will stop this medication. Don't let this upset you! Sometimes, trial and error is necessary before the best medication is found for you. This is because we are all different and there is no way to predict how a medication will affect us. Good luck! Answered by Domonique Mausey 6 months ago.