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Paliperidone extended-release tablets: a new atypical antipsychotic.

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  • 1University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pennsylvania 15213, USA. HowlandRH@upmc.edu

Abstract

This article reviews the use of the new atypical antipsychotic drug paliperidone extended-release (Pal-ER). Pal-ER is a delayed-release formulation that provides continual drug delivery over 24 hours and reduces fluctuations in serum drug concentrations. This delayed release minimizes side effects related to high serum levels that occur with immediate-release formulations. Pal-ER is effective, safe, and relatively well tolerated. Although Pal-ER does not have any major advantages or disadvantages compared with other antipsychotic drugs, it has unique pharmacological properties and may be a beneficial alternative medication for some patients.

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