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Asenapine

Asenapine Information

Asenapine Benefits & Uses

Asenapine is used to treat the following -

Asenapine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Asenapine

Asenapine

Asenapine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Asenapine is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Increased saliva production
  3. Weight gain
  4. Anxiety Mild
  5. Dizziness Mild
  6. Akathisia
  7. Sleepiness
  8. Parkinsonism
  9. Dystonia Unknown
  10. Abnormal Involuntary Movements
  11. Drowsiness
  12. Headache Mild
  13. Fatigue Mild

Asenapine Related Warnings

Is the use of Asenapine safe for pregnant women?

Asenapine can cause unwanted side effects in pregnant women. If you experience any side effects, stop taking Asenapine right away. Take your doctor's advice before taking it again.

Moderate

Is the use of Asenapine safe during breastfeeding?

No research work has been carried out till date on effect of Asenapine on breastfeeding women. So it is not known whether taking Asenapine will cause side effects or not.

Unknown

What is the effect of Asenapine on the Kidneys?

Asenapine rarely affects the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Asenapine on the Liver?

Asenapine may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Asenapine on the Heart?

There may be an adverse effect on the heart after taking Asenapine. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Restart this medicine only if your doctor advises you to do so.

Moderate

Severe Interaction of Asenapine with Other Drugs

Asenapine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Amphetamine

Asenapine Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Asenapine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Kidney Disease
  2. Dementia
  3. Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
  4. Depression
  5. Tardive Dyskinesia
  6. Diabetes
  7. Liver Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Asenapine

Is this Asenapine habit forming or addictive?

Asenapine does not cause addiction.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

After taking Asenapine you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Yes, Asenapine is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Yes, in many cases, taking Asenapine can help with mental disorders.

Yes

Asenapine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Asenapine

There isn't any research available on the side effects of taking Asenapine with food.

Unknown

Interaction between Alcohol and Asenapine

No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Asenapine with alcohol will be.

Unknown
This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Saphris® (asenapine)
  2. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 188-190