Asenapine Drug Information
The drug asenapine (Saphris®) is approved to treat specific mental illnesses -- namely, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. It is thought to work partly by affecting certain chemicals in the brain, which, in turn, leads to an improvement in symptoms. The medication comes in a rapidly dissolving tablet that is placed under the tongue.
Most people have no problems when taking asenapine; however, adverse reactions to the drug are possible. Information that can help your healthcare provider determine if this medicine is right for you include a list of all other medications you are taking, whether you consume alcohol (and how much), and if you have medical conditions like diabetes or heart disease.
(Click Asenapine for more information on this drug, including additional side effects, when and how to take it, dosing information, and more.)