Paliperidone 3-monthly prolonged release injection (Trevicta®)
A 3-monthly prolonged release injection of paliperidone has become available (Trevicta®)
Paliperidone is an antipsychotic medicine used for schizophrenia and psychotic or manic symptoms. It is available as a modified-release tablet (Invega®). It is also available for maintenance treatment as a prolonged release 1-monthly injections (Xeplion®).
Trevicta® is licensed for use with patients who are already clinically stable on Xeplion®
It is essential for patient safety that the 1-monthly and 3-monthly injections are prescribed and administered correctly. The only clinical advantage in using Trevicta® is the reduced frequency of administration. There are no cost advantages, as the price is pro rata the same.
Further details are available from the manufacturer’s summary of product characteristics (SPC).