Paliperidone (as Invega) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of schizophrenia in 2006. It is marketed for the treatment of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. Paliperidone was approved by the FDA for the treatment of schizoaffective disorder in 2009. It may also be used off-label for other conditions. The long-acting injectable form of paliperidone, marketed as Invega Sustenna in U.S. and Xeplion in Europe, was approved by the FDA on July 31, 2009. It was approved in Europe in 2011 for schizophrenia. In Europe the monthly (every 28 days) injection comes in 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg, and 150 mg of paliperidone without the 25 mg injection that is available in the U.S. A dose of 75 mg for a month in an injection is the equivalent of 6 mg per day of paliperidone oral. 6 mg of paliperidone oral (Invega) is equivalent to 2 to 3 mg of risperidone.
Paliperidone Tablets which is a generic form of Invega and paliperidone palmitate, a generic form of Invega Sustenna developed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals had global sales of $573 million and $1.8 billion respectively in 2015.