Skip to content

    Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Invega oral.

    Overall User Ratings

    161 Total User Reviews

    User Reviews

    «Previous 6-10 of 49 Next»
    Condition: Bipolar I Disorder with Most Recent Episode Mixed
    7/3/2012 2:40:02 PM

    Reviewer: Cafe, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Wisconsin guy, I too have bipolar 1. I use to have hallucinations and loose touch with reality. With in three days after taking my frist Invega 12mg+3mgs tablets at one time per day.I knew I was on my journey home.

    Condition: Bipolar I Disorder with Most Recent Episode Mixed
    11/23/2011 4:23:40 PM

    Reviewer: 35-44 Male (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:

    Condition: Bipolar I Disorder with Most Recent Episode Mixed
    11/17/2011 10:20:24 PM

    Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I have read comments here and on another site that stated that Invega causes increased appetite. This has been the opposite for me. Invega actually suppresses my appetite. Plus I have very strange dreams.

    Condition: Bipolar I Disorder with Most Recent Episode Mixed
    4/12/2011 9:41:30 PM

    Reviewer: BipolarChick, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Invega was the only drug to make me sane again. I have been on it for 3 years, and I have had no episode. In fact, I am happy most of the time. I did gain a lot of weight at first. I gained 40 lbs initially, and now I am 25 lbs overweight. It just increases your appetite. Watch what and how much you eat, exercise, and you should be fine. It saved my life!

    Condition: Bipolar I Disorder with Most Recent Episode Mixed
    2/18/2011 2:06:11 PM

    Reviewer: Dreamweaver11, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    As someone with Bipolar disorder and P.T.S.D.,I find this drug usefull in the short term for acute episodes. However, after 3 months of use the sise effects have taken a toll on my health as risk of heart failure and stroke have become an issue not to be ignored. Wanting relef fom side effects plagueing my helth along with the stubborness of some doctors to discontinue is astonding! Fluid meds hav ... Show Full Comment

    «Previous 6-10 of 49 Next»

    Ask the pharmacist

    Questions about medications? Get expert answers by video or live chat about allergies, pregnancy, sleep, and more.
    See the Ask the Pharmacist event schedule.

    Ask a Question

    Popular Slideshows & Tools on WebMD

    disciplining a boy
    Types, symptoms, causes.
    fruit drinks
    Eat these to think better.
    embarrassed woman
    Do you feel guilty after eating?
    diabetes supply kit
    Pack and prepare.
    Balding man in mirror
    Treatments & solutions.
    birth control pills
    Which kind is right for you?
    Remember your finger
    Are you getting more forgetful?
    acupuncture needle on shoulder
    10 tips to look and feel good.
    Close up of eye
    12 reasons you're distracted.
    woman biting a big ice cube
    Habits that wreck your teeth.
    pacemaker next to xray
    Treatment options.
    Pink badge on woman chest to support breat cancer
    Myths and facts.

    Newsletters

    Subscribe to free WebMD newsletters.

    • WebMD Daily

      WebMD Daily

      Subscribe to the WebMD Daily, and you'll get today's top health news and trending topics, and the latest and best information from WebMD.

    • Men's Health

      Men's Health

      Subscribe to the Men's Health newsletter for the latest on disease prevention, fitness, sex, nutrition, and more from WebMD.

    • Women's Health

      Women's Health

      Subscribe to the Women's Health newsletter for the latest on disease prevention, fitness, sex, diet, anti-aging, and more from WebMD.

    By clicking Submit, I agree to the WebMD Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of WebMD subscriptions at any time.

    WebMD the app

    Get trusted health information. Whenever. Wherever... with your iPhone, iPad or Android.

    Find Out More
    IMPORTANT: About This Section and Other User-Generated Content on WebMD

    The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatment or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.

    Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.