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Asenapine

Saphris

Asenapine (Saphris) is an expensive drug used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives to Saphris. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. Compare atypical antipsychotics.
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Asenapine Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. It may be several weeks before you see the full effects of this medicine. Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if you feel out of control, very discouraged or think you might harm yourself or others.

Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine. You may need to gradually reduce the dose. Ask your doctor or health care professional for advice.

You may get dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol can increase dizziness and drowsiness. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

This medicine may affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.

Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water will help.

This medicine can reduce the response of your body to heat or cold. Dress warm in cold weather and stay hydrated in hot weather. If possible, avoid extreme temperatures like saunas, hot tubs, very hot or cold showers, or activities that can cause dehydration such as vigorous exercise.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Abnormal or decreased touch sensation

inability to move the eyes

inability to sit still

increase in body movements

increased blinking or spasms of the eyelid

lip smacking or puckering

need to keep moving

puffing of the cheeks

rapid or worm-like movements of the tongue

restlessness

shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet

sticking out of tongue

trembling or shaking of the hands or feet

trouble with breathing, speaking, or swallowing

twitching, twisting, uncontrolled repetitive movements of the tongue, lips, face, arms, or legs

uncontrolled chewing movements

uncontrolled twisting movements of the neck, trunk, arms, or legs

unusual facial expressions

weakness of the arms and legs

Less common

Blurred vision

dizziness

headache

nervousness

pounding in the ears

slow or fast heartbeat

Rare

Black, tarry stools

bleeding gums

blood in the urine or stools

burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

changes in patterns and rhythms of speech

coma

confusion

convulsions

decreased urine output

fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse

increased thirst

muscle pain or cramps

nausea or vomiting

pale skin

pinpoint red spots on the skin

slurred speech

swelling of the face, ankles, or hands

troubled breathing with exertion

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Constipation

sleepiness or unusual drowsiness

trouble sleeping

unusually deep sleep

unusually long duration of sleep

Less common

Acid or sour stomach

belching

depression

difficulty with moving

dry mouth

fear or nervousness

heartburn

increased appetite

increased watering of the mouth

increased weight

indigestion

irritability

muscle pain or stiffness

pain in the arms or legs

pain in the joints

stomach discomfort, upset, or pain

toothache

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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