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    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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    Last updated on:
    20 Feb 2020 | 03:32 PM (IST)
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    Available Medicine for Asenapine

    • ₹58 to ₹89
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹55 to ₹85
      Zydus Cadila
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹55 to ₹85
      Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 20 February, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)