Palivega 6mg Tablet

Zydus Cadila

Composition for Palivega 6mg Tablet

iconPrescription Required

Primarily used for

10 tablets in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Palivega Tablet


Uses of Palivega Tablet

Palivega 6mg Tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia and mania.

Side effects of Palivega Tablet


Headache, Sleepiness, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Parkinsonism, Akathisia, Dystonia.


How to use Palivega Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Palivega 6mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Palivega Tablet works

Palivega 6mg Tablet is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

In Depth Information on Palivega Tablet

Expert advice for Palivega Tablet

  • You can take paliperidone with or without breakfast, however, same pattern to be followed during the entire treatment.
  • Inform your doctor if you have known cardiovascular disease or family history of QT prolongation and if you are taking medicines that may prolong the QT interval.
  • Discontinue and inform you doctor immediately if you experience Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS), characterised by hyperthermia (fever), muscle rigidity, autonomic instability, altered consciousness, and elevated serum creatine levels.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a swallowing, stomach or intestinal disorder that reduces your ability to swallow or pass foods by normal bowel movements.
  • You may suffer from tardive dyskinesia characterized by rhythmical, involuntary movements, predominantly of the tongue and/or face. Inform you doctor if you experience such symptoms.
  • You may suffer from priapism (prolonged and/or painful erection), inform your doctor if you experience such symptoms.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as paliperidone may have some nervous effects and may cause visual disturbances. 
  • If you are a patient with diabetes, or with schizophrenia, taking paliperidone may increase the risk of developing diabetes. You should monitor glucose regularly while on paliperidone treatment.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if the thoughts of suicide occur when on paliperidone therapy.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
video imgplay img
Palivega Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Palivega Tablet
Palivega 6mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Palivega 6mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Palivega 6mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactatio
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Palivega 6mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affec
t your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Palivega 6mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Palivega 6mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Palivega 6mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with end-stage kidney disease.
Palivega 6mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Palivega 6mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Limited information is available on the use of Palivega 6mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Itragreat 100mg Capsule, Flutis 150mg Tablet, Onecan 400mg Tablet, Adamon 100mg Injection
Related Articles

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Palivega Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Paliperidone

Q. Is paliperidone the same as risperidone?
Paliperidone gets converted to risperidone in the body and thus exerts similar actions
No, Palivega is not a narcotic
Yes, Palivega is an atypical antipsychotic
Palivega is metabolized to its active metabolite risperidone by the CYP family of metabolizing enzymes
Yes, Palivega is known to cause weight gain
Palivega may cause priapism (prolonged and/or painful erection), which may contribute to erectile dysfunction. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use
Oral Palivega 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.

Substitutes for Palivega Tablet

Palica OD 6mg Tablet
Talent Healthcare
save 1%
Psycodon 6mg Tablet
Crescent Therapeutics Ltd
save 1%
Paliris 6mg Tablet
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
26% costlier
Top Psychiatrists
Dr. Rajiv Mehta
Dr. M. K. Zaman
MBBS, MD, Diploma
cross img