The following are discussed in more detail in other sections of the labeling: Increased mortality in elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis [see Boxed Warning and Warnings and Precautions (5.1)] Cerebrovascular adverse reactions, including stroke, in elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis [ see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)] Neuroleptic malignant syndrome [ see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)] QT prolongation [see Warnings and Precautions (5.4)] Tardive dyskinesia [see Warnings and Precautions (5.5)] Metabolic changes [see Warnings and Precautions (5.6)] Orthostatic hypotension and syncope [see Warnings and Precautions (5.7)] Leukopenia, neutropenia, and agranulocytosis [see Warnings and Precautions (5.8)] Hyperprolactinemia [See Warnings and Precautions (5.9)] Potential for cognitive and motor impairment [ see Warnings and Precautions (5.10)] Seizures [see Warnings and Precautions (5.11)] Dysphagia [see Warnings and Precautions (5.12)] Priapism [see Warnings and Precautions (5.13)] Disruption of body temperature regulation [see Warnings and Precautions (5.14)] The most common (at least 5% in any INVEGA SUSTENNA® group) and likely drug-related (adverse events for which the drug rate is at least twice the placebo rate) adverse reactions from the double-blind, placebo-controlled trials in subjects with schizophrenia were injection site reactions, somnolence/sedation, dizziness, akathisia, and extrapyramidal disorder. No occurrences of adverse events reached this threshold in the long-term double-blind, placebo-controlled study in subjects with schizoaffective disorder. The data described in this section are derived from a clinical trial database consisting of a total of 3817 subjects (approximately 1705 patient-years exposure) with schizophrenia who received at least one dose of INVEGA SUSTENNA® in the recommended dose range of 39 mg to 234 mg and a total of 510 subjects with schizophrenia who received placebo. Among the 3817 INVEGA SUSTENNA®-treated subjects, 1293 received INVEGA SUSTENNA® in four fixed-dose, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials (one 9-week and three 13-week studies), 849 received INVEGA SUSTENNA® in the maintenance trial (median exposure 229 days during the initial 33-week open-label phase of this study, of whom 205 continued to receive INVEGA SUSTENNA® during the double-blind placebo-controlled phase of this study [median exposure 171 days]), and 1675 received INVEGA SUSTENNA® in five non-placebo controlled trials (three noninferiority active-comparator trials, one long-term open-label pharmacokinetic and safety study, and an injection site [deltoid-gluteal] cross-over trial). One of the 13-week studies included a 234 mg INVEGA SUSTENNA® initiation dose followed by treatment with either 39 mg, 156 mg, or 234 mg every 4 weeks. The safety of INVEGA SUSTENNA® was also evaluated in a long-term study in adult subjects with schizoaffective disorder. A total of 667 subjects received INVEGA SUSTENNA® during the initial 25-week open-label period of this study (median exposure 147 days); 164 subjects continued to receive INVEGA SUSTENNA® during the 15-month double-blind placebo-controlled period of this study (median exposure 446 days). Adverse reactions that occurred more frequently in the INVEGA SUSTENNA® than the placebo group (a 2% difference or more between groups) were weight increased, nasopharyngitis, headache, hyperprolactinemia, and pyrexia. The most common adverse reactions (incidence ≥ 5% and occurring at least twice as often as placebo) were injection site reactions, somnolence/sedation, dizziness, akathisia, and extrapyramidal disorder. (6) To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. at 1-800-JANSSEN (1-800-526-7736) or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch 6.1 Clinical Trials Experience Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in clinical practice. Commonly Reported Adverse Reactions in Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trials Table 10 lists the adverse reactions reported in 2% or more of INVEGA SUSTENNA®-treated subjects and at a greater proportion than in the placebo group with schizophrenia in the four fixed-dose, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials. Table 10. Incidence of Adverse Reactions in ≥ 2% of INVEGA SUSTENNA®-Treated Subjects (and greater than Placebo) with Schizophrenia in Four Fixed-Dose, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trials INVEGA SUSTENNA® System Organ Class PlaceboPlacebo group is pooled from all studies and included either deltoid or gluteal injection depending on study design. 39 mg 78 mg 156 mg 234/39 mgInitial deltoid injection of 234 mg followed by either 39 mg, 156 mg, or 234 mg every 4 weeks by deltoid or gluteal injection. Other dose groups (39 mg, 78 mg, and 156 mg) are from studies involving only gluteal injection. [See Clinical Studies (14.1)] 234/156 mg 234/234 mg Adverse Event (N=510) (N=130) (N=302) (N=312) (N=160) (N=165) (N=163) Percentages are rounded to whole numbers. Table includes adverse events that were reported in 2% or more of subjects in any of the INVEGA SUSTENNA® dose groups and which occurred at greater incidence than in the placebo group. Adverse events for which the INVEGA SUSTENNA® incidence was equal to or less than placebo are not listed in the table, but included the following: dyspepsia, psychotic disorder, schizophrenia, and tremor. The following terms were combined: somnolence/sedation, breast tenderness/breast pain, abdominal discomfort/abdominal pain upper/stomach discomfort, and tachycardia/sinus tachycardia/heart rate increased. All injection site reaction-related adverse events were collapsed and are grouped under "Injection site reactions". Total percentage of subjects with adverse event 70 75 68 69 63 60 63 Gastrointestinal disorders Abdominal discomfort/abdominal pain upper 2 2 4 4 1 2 4 Diarrhea 2 0 3 2 1 2 2 Dry mouth 1 3 1 0 1 1 1 Nausea 3 4 4 3 2 2 2 Toothache 1 1 1 3 1 2 3 Vomiting 4 5 4 2 3 2 2 General disorders and administration site conditions Asthenia 0 2 1 <1 0 1 1 Fatigue 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 Injection site reactions 2 0 4 6 9 7 10 Infections and infestations Nasopharyngitis 2 0 2 2 4 2 2 Upper respiratory tract infection 2 2 2 2 1 2 4 Urinary tract infection 1 0 1 <1 1 1 2 Investigations Weight increased 1 4 4 1 1 1 2 Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders Back pain 2 2 1 3 1 1 1 Musculoskeletal stiffness 1 1 <1 <1 1 1 2 Myalgia 1 2 1 <1 1 0 2 Pain in extremity 1 0 2 2 2 3 0 Nervous system disorders Akathisia 3 2 2 3 1 5 6 Dizziness 1 6 2 4 1 4 2 Extrapyramidal disorder 1 5 2 3 1 0 0 Headache 12 11 11 15 11 7 6 Somnolence/sedation 3 5 7 4 1 5 5 Psychiatric disorders Agitation 7 10 5 9 8 5 4 Anxiety 7 8 5 3 5 6 6 Nightmare <1 2 0 0 0 0 0 Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders Cough 1 2 3 1 0 1 1 Vascular disorders Hypertension 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 Other Adverse Reactions Observed During the Clinical Trial Evaluation of INVEGA SUSTENNA® The following list does not include reactions: 1) already listed in previous tables or elsewhere in labeling, 2) for which a drug cause was remote, 3) which were so general as to be uninformative, or 4) which were not considered to have significant clinical implications. Cardiac disorders: atrioventricular block first degree, bradycardia, bundle branch block, palpitations, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, tachycardia Ear and labyrinth disorders: vertigo Eye disorders: eye movement disorder, eye rolling, oculogyric crisis, vision blurred Gastrointestinal disorders: constipation, dyspepsia, flatulence, salivary hypersecretion Immune system disorders: hypersensitivity Investigations: alanine aminotransferase increased, aspartate aminotransferase increased, electrocardiogram abnormal Metabolism and nutrition disorders: decreased appetite, hyperinsulinemia, increased appetite Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders: arthralgia, joint stiffness, muscle rigidity, muscle spasms, muscle tightness, muscle twitching, nuchal rigidity Nervous system disorders: bradykinesia, cerebrovascular accident, convulsion, dizziness postural, drooling, dysarthria, dyskinesia, dystonia, hypertonia, lethargy, oromandibular dystonia, parkinsonism, psychomotor hyperactivity, syncope Psychiatric disorders: insomnia, restlessness Reproductive system and breast disorders: amenorrhea, breast discharge, erectile dysfunction, galactorrhea, gynecomastia, menstrual disorder, menstruation delayed, menstruation irregular, sexual dysfunction Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders: nasal congestion Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: drug eruption, pruritus, pruritus generalized, rash, urticaria Discontinuations Due to Adverse Events The percentage of subjects who discontinued due to adverse events in the four fixed-dose, double-blind, placebo-controlled schizophrenia trials were similar for INVEGA SUSTENNA®- and placebo-treated subjects. The percentage of subjects who discontinued due to adverse events in the open-label period of the long-term study in subjects with schizoaffective disorder was 7.5%. During the double-blind, placebo-controlled period of that study, the percentages of subjects who discontinued due to adverse events were 5.5% and 1.8% in INVEGA SUSTENNA®- and placebo-treated subjects, respectively. Dose-Related Adverse Reactions Based on the pooled data from the four fixed-dose, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials in subjects with schizophrenia, among the adverse reactions that occurred at ≥ 2% incidence in the subjects treated with INVEGA SUSTENNA®, only akathisia increased with dose. Hyperprolactinemia also exhibited a dose relationship, but did not occur at ≥ 2% incidence in INVEGA SUSTENNA®-treated subjects from the four fixed-dose studies. Demographic Differences An examination of population subgroups in the double-blind placebo-controlled trials did not reveal any evidence of differences in safety on the basis of age, gender, or race alone; however, there were few subjects ≥ 65 years of age. Extrapyramidal Symptoms (EPS) Pooled data from the two double-blind, placebo-controlled, 13-week, fixed-dose trials in adult subjects with schizophrenia provided information regarding EPS. Several methods were used to measure EPS: (1) the Simpson-Angus global score (mean change from baseline or score at the end of trial) which broadly evaluates Parkinsonism, (2) the Barnes Akathisia Rating Scale global clinical rating score (mean change from baseline or score at the end of trial) which evaluates akathisia, (3) use of anticholinergic medications to treat EPS, (4) the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale scores (mean change from baseline or scores at the end of trial) (Table 11), and (5) incidence of spontaneous reports of EPS (Table 12). Table 11. Extrapyramidal Symptoms (EPS) Assessed by Incidence of Rating Scales and Use of Anticholinergic Medication – Schizophrenia Studies in Adults Percentage of Subjects INVEGA SUSTENNA® Placebo 39 mg 78 mg 156 mg Scale (N=262) (N=130) (N=223) (N=228) ParkinsonismFor Parkinsonism, percent of subjects with Simpson-Angus Total score > 0.3 at endpoint (Total score defined as total sum of items score divided by the number of items) 9 12 10 6 AkathisiaFor Akathisia, percent of subjects with Barnes Akathisia Rating Scale global score ≥ 2 at endpoint 5 5 6 5 DyskinesiaFor Dyskinesia, percent of subjects with a score ≥ 3 on any of the first 7 items or a score ≥ 2 on two or more of any of the first 7 items of the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale at endpoint 3 4 6 4 Use of Anticholinergic MedicationsPercent of subjects who received anticholinergic medications to treat EPS 12 10 12 11 Table 12. Extrapyramidal Symptoms (EPS)-Related Events by MedDRA Preferred Term – Schizophrenia Studies in Adults Percentage of Subjects INVEGA SUSTENNA® Placebo 39 mg 78 mg 156 mg EPS Group (N=262) (N=130) (N=223) (N=228) Parkinsonism group includes: Extrapyramidal disorder, hypertonia, musculoskeletal stiffness, parkinsonism, drooling, masked facies, muscle tightness, hypokinesia Hyperkinesia group includes: Akathisia, restless legs syndrome, restlessness Dyskinesia group includes: Dyskinesia, choreoathetosis, muscle twitching, myoclonus, tardive dyskinesia Dystonia group includes: Dystonia, muscle spasms Overall percentage of subjects with EPS-related adverse events 10 12 11 11 Parkinsonism 5 6 6 4 Hyperkinesia 2 2 2 4 Tremor 3 2 2 3 Dyskinesia 1 2 3 1 Dystonia 0 1 1 2 The results across all phases of the maintenance trial in subjects with schizophrenia exhibited comparable findings. In the 9-week, fixed-dose, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, the proportions of Parkinsonism and akathisia assessed by incidence of rating scales were higher in the INVEGA SUSTENNA® 156 mg group (18% and 11%, respectively) than in the INVEGA SUSTENNA® 78 mg group (9% and 5%, respectively) and placebo group (7% and 4%, respectively). In the 13-week study in subjects with schizophrenia involving 234 mg initiation dosing, the incidence of any EPS was similar to that of the placebo group (8%), but exhibited a dose-related pattern with 6%, 10%, and 11% in the INVEGA SUSTENNA® 234/39 mg, 234/156 mg, and 234/234 mg groups, respectively. Hyperkinesia was the most frequent category of EPS-related adverse events in this study, and was reported at a similar rate between the placebo (4.9%) and INVEGA SUSTENNA® 234/156 mg (4.8%) and 234/234 mg (5.5%) groups, but at a lower rate in the 234/39 mg group (1.3%). In the long-term study in subjects with schizoaffective disorder, the EPS during the 25-week open-label INVEGA SUSTENNA® treatment were hyperkinesia (12.3%), parkinsonism (8.7%), tremor (3.4%), dyskinesia (2.5%), and dystonia (2.1%). During the 15-month double-blind treatment, the incidence of any EPS was similar to that of the placebo group (8.5% and 7.1% respectively). The most commonly reported treatment-emergent EPS-related adverse events (>2%) in any treatment group in the double-blind phase of the study (INVEGA SUSTENNA® versus placebo) were hyperkinesia (3.7% vs. 2.9%), parkinsonism (3.0% vs. 1.8%), and tremor (1.2% vs. 2.4%). Dystonia Symptoms of dystonia, prolonged abnormal contractions of muscle groups, may occur in susceptible individuals during the first few days of treatment. Dystonic symptoms include: spasm of the neck muscles, sometimes progressing to tightness of the throat, swallowing difficulty, difficulty breathing, and/or protrusion of the tongue. While these symptoms can occur at low doses, they occur more frequently and with greater severity with high potency and at higher doses of first generation antipsychotic drugs. An elevated risk of acute dystonia is observed in males and younger age groups. Laboratory Test Abnormalities In the pooled data from the two double-blind, placebo-controlled, 13-week, fixed-dose trials in subjects with schizophrenia, a between-group comparison revealed no medically important differences between INVEGA SUSTENNA® and placebo in the proportions of subjects experiencing potentially clinically significant changes in routine serum chemistry, hematology, or urinalysis parameters. Similarly, there were no differences between INVEGA SUSTENNA® and placebo in the incidence of discontinuations due to changes in hematology, urinalysis, or serum chemistry, including mean changes from baseline in fasting glucose, insulin, c-peptide, triglycerides, HDL, LDL, and total cholesterol measurements. However, INVEGA SUSTENNA® was associated with increases in serum prolactin [see Warnings and Precautions (5.9)]. The results from the 13-week study involving 234 mg initiation dosing, the 9-week, fixed-dose, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, and the double-blind phase of the maintenance trial in subjects with schizophrenia exhibited comparable findings. Pain Assessment and Local Injection Site Reactions In the pooled data from the two 13-week, fixed-dose, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials in subjects with schizophrenia, the mean intensity of injection pain reported by subjects using a visual analog scale (0 = no pain to 100 = unbearably painful) decreased in all treatment groups from the first to the last injection (placebo: 10.9 to 9.8; 39 mg: 10.3 to 7.7; 78 mg: 10.0 to 9.2; 156 mg: 11.1 to 8.8). The results from both the 9-week, fixed-dose, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial and the double-blind phase of the maintenance trial exhibited comparable findings. In the 13-week study involving 234 mg initiation dosing in subjects with schizophrenia, occurrences of induration, redness, or swelling, as assessed by blinded study personnel, were infrequent, generally mild, decreased over time, and similar in incidence between the INVEGA SUSTENNA® and placebo groups. Investigator ratings of injection pain were similar for the placebo and INVEGA SUSTENNA® groups. Investigator evaluations of the injection site after the first injection for redness, swelling, induration, and pain were rated as absent for 69–100% of subjects in both the INVEGA SUSTENNA® and placebo groups. At Day 92, investigators rated absence of redness, swelling, induration, and pain in 95–100% of subjects in both the INVEGA SUSTENNA® and placebo groups. Adverse Reactions Reported in Clinical Trials with Oral Paliperidone The following is a list of additional adverse reactions that have been reported in clinical trials with oral paliperidone: Cardiac disorders: bundle branch block left, sinus arrhythmia Gastrointestinal disorders: abdominal pain, small intestinal obstruction General disorders and administration site conditions: edema, edema peripheral Immune system disorders: anaphylactic reaction Infections and infestations: rhinitis Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders: musculoskeletal pain, torticollis, trismus Nervous system disorders: cogwheel rigidity, grand mal convulsion, parkinsonian gait, transient ischemic attack Psychiatric disorders: sleep disorder Reproductive system and breast disorders: breast engorgement, breast tenderness/breast pain, retrograde ejaculation Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders: pharyngolaryngeal pain, pneumonia aspiration Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: rash papular Vascular disorders: hypotension, ischemia 6.2 Postmarketing Experience The following adverse reactions have been identified during postapproval use of paliperidone; because these reactions were reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure. Reactions already listed in other parts of(6) , or those considered in WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS (5) are not listed here. Blood disorders: thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura Gastrointestinal disorders: ileus Genitourinary disorders: urinary incontinence, urinary retention Immune system disorders: angioedema, swollen tongue Cases of anaphylactic reaction after injection with INVEGA SUSTENNA® have been reported during postmarketing experience in patients who have previously tolerated oral risperidone or oral paliperidone. 6.3 Adverse Reactions Reported With Risperidone Paliperidone is the major active metabolite of risperidone. Adverse reactions reported with oral risperidone and risperidone long-acting injection can be found in thesections of the package inserts for those products.