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Risperdal vs Invega, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 69

This is personalized comparison of Risperdal vs Invega for a male aged 69. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Risperdal (latest outcomes from 42,206 users) has active ingredients of risperidone. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Invega (latest outcomes from 4,757 users) has active ingredients of paliperidone. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

On Jul, 19, 2014: 1,625 male patients aged 64 who take the same drugs are studied in Risperdal vs Invega

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

Risperdal risperidoneOrtho Mcneil Janssen
Invega paliperidoneOrtho Mcneil Janssen

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 64 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Risperdal (Ortho Mcneil Janssen)Invega (Ortho Mcneil Janssen)
Pyrexia (fever)Condition Aggravated
FallMania (a state of abnormally elevated or irritable mood)
Asthenia (weakness)Malignant Neoplasm Progression (cancer tumour came back)
DeathConfusional State
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
Confusional StateDelirium (wild excitement)
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedDeath
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or antipsychotic agents)Asthenia (weakness)
PneumoniaSwollen Tongue (swelling of tongue)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Risperdal (Ortho Mcneil Janssen)Invega (Ortho Mcneil Janssen)
Depressed Level Of Consciousness
Urinary Occult Blood Positive
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Cardiac Failure
Septic Shock (shock due to blood infection)
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Blood Glucose Increased
Bacterial Infection

Drug effectiveness:

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On eHealthMe, Risperdal (risperidone) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Invega (paliperidone) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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