Asenapt 10 Sublingual tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
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Introduction

Asenapt 10 Sublingual tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia and mania. It can also be used to treat depression and bipolar disorders. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

Asenapt 10 Sublingual tablet is taken by mouth without food. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. This medication mustn't be stopped suddenly without talking to the doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, increased saliva production, and taste change. Initially, this medicine may cause a sudden drop in blood pressure when you change positions, so it is better to rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It also causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This medicine may increase your weight. However, modifying your lifestyle by having a healthy diet and doing exercise regularly can reduce this side effect.

Before taking this medicine it is important to inform the doctor if your suffering from high body temperature and muscle stiffness (neuroleptic malignant syndrome), have had abnormal tongue or face movements (dyskinesia), or liver problems.

Uses of Asenapt Sublingual tablet


Side effects of Asenapt Sublingual tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Asenapt

  • Abnormal involuntary movements
  • Anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia (involuntary muscle contractions)
  • Increased saliva production
  • Nausea
  • Parkinsonism
  • Sleepiness
  • Taste change
  • Weight gain

How to use Asenapt Sublingual tablet

Place the tablet under the tongue or between the cheek and gum, and let it dissolve. Do not chew, crush, or swallow the tablet. Asenapt 10 Sublingual tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Asenapt Sublingual tablet works

Asenapt 10 Sublingual tablet is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Asenapt 10 Sublingual tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Asenapt 10 Sublingual tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Asenapt 10 Sublingual tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Asenapt 10 Sublingual tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Asenapt 10 Sublingual tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Asenapt 10 Sublingual tablet is recommended.
Limited information is available on use of Asenapt 10 Sublingual tablet in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Asenapt 10 Sublingual tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Asenapt 10 Sublingual tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Asenapt 10 Sublingual tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • Asenapt 10 Sublingual tablet should be taken as per dose and duration suggested by the doctor.
  • It is advisable not to eat or drink anything for 10 minutes after taking the medicine.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Dibenzoxepines Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Atypical Antipsychotics

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Asenapt with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Clowil, Odis, Kamestin
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): EF Z, Rocflu, Welcon
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Itracip, Itraspan, Canzit
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Canticid
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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I am suffering from mania .what should i do.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
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Suffering from Depression and Mania, what should be done
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Bipolar Affective Disorder is a chronic problem caused by Neuro chemical disturbance in brain. It is characterised by excessive mood swings leading to disruption in routine life. Treatment is with mood stabilizer medicines and antipsychotic medicines which may need to continue throughout life. Please see a psychiatrist for further guidance.
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90, Delhi - Jaipur Road, Sector 32, Gurugram, Haryana 122001
Country of Origin: India

MRP
89
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10 Sublingual tablet in 1 strip
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