Asenapine Maleate

Generic of Saphris

What is Asenapine Maleate used for?

This medication is used to treat certain mental/mood disorders (such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder). Asenapine belongs to a class of drugs known as atypical antipsychotics. It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain.

CHEMICAL NAME

Asenapine Maleate

DRUG TYPE

Mental/Neuro Disorders
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Asenapine Maleate Frequently Asked Questions

There may be a slightly increased risk of serious, possibly fatal side effects (such as stroke, heart failure, fast/irregular heartbeat, pneumonia) when this medication is used by older adults with dementia. This medication is not approved for the treatment of dementia-related behavior problems. Discuss the risks and benefits of this medication, as well as other effective and possibly safer treatments for dementia-related behavior problems, with the doctor.

If you are using asenapine in combination with other medication to treat depression, also carefully read the drug information for the other medication.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Asenapine Maleate Dosage and Form Information

Tablet Sublingual
5 Mg
2.5 Mg
10 Mg

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