Invega is clinically similar to Risperdal and is basically a longer lasting version of the same medication. The efficacy and side effect profile would likely be similar except for the half life (amount of time it remains in the blood stream). However each person responds differently to each medication. You should discuss the specifics of this with your psychiatrist and they could give you more information. Also the medication website itself would have full information that you could discuss with your psychiatrist as well.
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