Information about Asenapine

Asenapine Uses

Asenapine is used in the treatment of schizophrenia and mania.

How Asenapine works

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

Common side effects of Asenapine

Abnormal involuntary movements, Akathisia (inability to stay still), Anxiety, Dizziness, Dystonia (involuntary muscle contractions), Increased saliva production, Nausea, Parkinsonism, Sleepiness, Taste change, Weight gain
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Available Medicine for Asenapine

AsenaptSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
58 to ₹892 variant(s)
WelenufTorrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
55 to ₹852 variant(s)
DefiniumZydus Cadila
55 to ₹852 variant(s)

Expert advice for Asenapine

  • Asenapine 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.

Frequently asked questions for Asenapine


Q. Is Asenapine FDA approved?

Yes, Asenapine is approved by FDA

Q. Is Asenapine a narcotic, or controlled substance?

Asenapine is not narcotic, controlled substance

Q. Is Asenapine addictive?

Asenapine is not addictive

Q. Can I take Xanax or Benadryl with Saphris?

Xanax (alprazolam) and Benadryl when taken with Saphris (asenapine) may lead to increased side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, and difficulty concentrating

Q. Does Asenapine cause weight gain?

Asenapine can cause weight gain.


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