Saphris (Asenapine)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Saphris5 mg
Saphris10 mg

Generic Equivalent of Saphris

No generic equivalents of Saphris found.

Saphris Information:

Saphris (Generic name: Asenapine ) is used treat the mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar 1 disorder (manic depression) in adults. Asenapine belongs to a group of medicines called atypical antipsychotics; it helped to correct chemical imbalances in the brain which may cause the mental illnesses. It Take Saphris exactly as it was prescribed for you. Generic Asenapine is currently supplied from India. Brand Saphris is manufactured by Lundbeck in Canada. It comes in two strengths: 5 mg and 10 mg doses.

Saphris Side Effects:

The most common Saphris side effects are dizziness, drowsiness, insomnia (sleep problems), numbness or weakness, or weight gain. If you are experiencing any severe side effects such as chills, confusion, fever, mouth sores, seizures, slow heart rate, sore throat, stiff muscles, sweating, tremor, and unusual thoughts or behavior, please inform your doctor immediately.

Saphris Precautions:

Saphris is not used in psychotic conditions related to dementia. Tell your doctor if you have allergies, or you have had any medical conditions such as dementia, diabetes, difficult swallowing, epilepsy, heart disease, higher levels of hormone, liver disease, low white blood cell counts, Long QT syndrome, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, tardive dyskinesia, etc. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications you use. They may interact with Saphris drug, especially: antidepressant drugs blood pressure lowering medications. While you are taking asenapine, you may be more sensitive to very hot or cold conditions. This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert. Consult with your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Saphris is not recommended for use in children below 18 years of age.

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