Risperidone LA-Paliperidone ER
* This switch is intended for paliperidone long acting (Xeplion®, 30 days)
Switch medication from Risperidone LA to Paliperidone LA. 
- Day 1: Last depot injection
Start depot according to general dosing advice without loading dose on the day you would normally have injected the next depot. Administer monthly.
- During this switch you could monitor ECG, especially in patients prone to QT-conduction problems.
- There is a possibility of QT interval prolongation.
- ↑ Switches are based on literature references on this page and expert opinions of the authors. The authors have used pharmacokinetic and receptor affinity properties to determine the switch schedules
- ↑ Stahl, S. M. (2013). Stahl's essential psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific basis and practical applications (4th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
- ↑ Stöllberger C, Huber JO, Finsterer J, Antipsychotic drugs and QT prolongation. Int Clin Psychopharmacol. 2005 Sep;20(5):243-51.
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