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What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Prior to taking asenapine, talk to your healthcare provider if you have:
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medications you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Asenapine to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

How Does Asenapine Work?

Asenapine belongs to a group of medications called atypical (or second-generation) antipsychotic medications. It is not entirely clear how asenapine works for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. However, it is known that the drug blocks or lessens the effects of certain chemicals in the brain. These chemicals, such as dopamine and serotonin, may be elevated in people with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.
 
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