Saphris

Active Ingredient(s): Asenapine
FDA Approved: * August 13, 2009
Pharm Company: * ORGANON USA INC
Category: Antipsychotic

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Saphris Overview

Asenapine, sold under the trade names Saphris and Sycrest among others, is an atypical antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and acute mania associated with bipolar disorder. It was chemically derived via altering the chemical structure of the tetracyclic (atypical) antidepressant, mianserin.[5] Contents 1 Medical uses 1.1 Schizophrenia 1.2 Acute mania 2 Pharmacodynamics 3 Adverse effects 4 Pharmacology 5 History 6 References Medical uses Asenapine h...

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This drug should not be legal

Before I started taking saphris I was around 125 lbs. when I was taking it I was over 200lbs and it piled on quick. Saphris gave me a side effect that I was rushed to the hospital in ambulance on multiple occasions. The side effects weren't there at the beginning of taking it, but I started getting these side effects probably 3-4 months after and they would occur at least once a week. These terrifying side effects were: My jaw would lock open, I was unable to shut it or breath correctly. I could not swallow or talk and it felt like I couldn't breath. If you can imagine the way darth vador breaths except the sound was anything but even and I felt I had to force every darth vador sounding breath. Not even trying to be funny because this was the absolute scariest pain I've ever...

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Saphris and weight gain

I suffer from severe migraines, insonomia, panic attacks, etc... I'm 32 years old and was diagnosed at age 12. I struggled by being a guinea pig. I gain or lose weight and sleep too much or not at all, among many other things. My main question is, will saphris make me gain weight? Thank you. ## Yes, the FDA does warn that as being a possible side effect, along with nausea, dizziness, headache, sedation, drowsiness, and mood changes. Are you on any other medication? What exactly have you been diagnosed with?

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Saphris and little to no emotions.

I just started taking this medication and the day I got prescribed it my cousin had passed away the night before and I was really close to her. I took Saphris that night and it almost feels like my emotions were turned off. I mean I still miss her and it still hurts but the anxiety the constant crying the constant thoughts of her are gone. Has anyone else had similar experiences? ## Yes, that can be a side effect of this medication, as reported by the FDA, and other users. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood swings, and weight changes. How are you doing, now? Has there been any change? Are you on any other medications?

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saphris and depression

I was given saphris for depression. Saphris is a brand new drug but its labing is not for depression. Has anyone else took this medicine ## Hi Beth, I was prescribed Saphris recently for a severe and long-term depression. I have chosen not to take this drug since my APRN, in response to my questions, had no idea why or how it would work for a depressed patient. Given her lack of knowledge about prescribed Saphris off-label for depression, I've opted not to take it. Good luck with your decision. Grace ## I have just recently started taking saphris other than the nasty taste I thnk its working great deffenitly with sleep as well. You should give it a try. Good luck ## I just started taking it for depression, after 15 years of other meds failing to help. My psychiatrist is prescribing ...

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Saphris withdrawal

I have been off of 5 mg Saphris for 2 weeks. I have experience severe dehydration, weakness, dry mouth, and fatigue being off of it. I had to be treated with an IV a couple days ago because I was so dehydrated. Has anyone else ever experienced these Saphris withdrawal symptoms? I am especially concerned about the severe dehydration. ## How are you ending up so dehydrated? Are you urinating a lot, vomiting, or have diarrhea? There has to be some underlying cause, even though it may be due to the withdrawal. To become dehydrated, you have to be putting out more fluid than you're taking in, as explained by the NIH. Have you tried upping your fluid intake? Generally, it's best to avoid fruit juices, because some may cause diarrhea, but water or Pedialyte are both good choices, espec...

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i love saphris

I started Saphris a few months ago and it has been great. It is not a pill to swallow, it is like a tiny little white pancake you put under your tounge. You can't eat/drink for 10 minutes. They came out with a new black cherry taste so it does not bother me a bit. Anyways, it is helping me think clearer. I have also been a lot less hungry and i think i am losing a few pounds! My insurance didn't take it either but then i got a prior authorization and it was approved for the maximum amount and i am to the max dose and my insurance pays for it except i have to pay about 4$ a month for it...so it also helps with sleep, bipolar and schizoaffective disorder. I would highly recommend it,,, ## Awesome! I'm very glad that it's working so well for you! Have you experienced any of...

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Seems to have stopped working. Could it be heat or cutting?

I've been taking Saphris and it's been significantly helpful, but lately it seems like it's stopped working, for the most part. Side effects that last for a few hours after taking (appetite, sleepiness) still happen, but other effects (constipation, twitching) have become very minor if not gone. The tongue numbness associated with taking it has largely stopped too. Of course, most importantly, the beneficial effect seems to have died out. I feel like I did before I started taking it. I'm trying to figure out why. I split 10mg tablets into halves for a dose at night, and then use a 2.5mg in the morning. They're split fine, but could that, for some reason, compromise their effectiveness? Will they rapidly lose effectiveness outside their blister pack? Some of them I ca...

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Saphris causing insomnia

I started talking 5 mg Saphris ten days ago and now have insomnia that has gotten worse. I have epilepsy and am seizure free but take three primary medications. Lamitical 800 mg (400 mg AM and 400 mg afternoon), Aptiom 500mg afternoon, and Clonazepam 2 mg at night for sleep. Last night I skipped the 5 mg and am going to start taking it in the mornings. At least my Clonazepam knocked me out as usual but I woke up at 3:30 AM and can't get back to sleep. Can someone give me advice? ## I would say persist with Saphris. The insomnia will pass in a few weeks.The benefis of a clearer mind outweigh the costs. For the time being if you get at least 4 hours sleep and are not too tired during the day you should be ok. Just be careful driving or using machinery. ## That is a known side effect o...

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Any suggestions?

My doc started me on Saphris to augment Wellbutrin and Brintellix for my depression. The first night taking it, I fell asleep really quickly. I woke up early but was nauseated all day. Thank goodness, it was a Sunday because I was useless for most of the day. Took it Sunday night, slept well enough but had crazy dreams. I felt okay in the AM then my head started pounding and I felt like my head was "swimming" all day. Now I am so nauseated again that I am in bed at 7:30pm. I know it takes some time for your body to get used to a new med. Tonight will only be my 3rd dose of 5mg, I don't know if it's too soon to throw in the towel but I can't be sick like this for days or weeks. Sorry I'm so long winded. Any suggestions? Thanks. ## Hello, Jenn! How are you? Has the...

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my experience with Saphris/gastric bypass patient

I am 40 years old I am diagnosed Mania bipolar 1 and I have had gastric bypass about 6 years ago.it has been difficult to manage medications because of the way I now digest. The sub lingual was perfect. My mania is under control. I have regular periods now but the only negitive side effect I havent been able to manage is I experience pms for 1 day severe emotional crying. At first I thought it was depression coming on than I noticed a patern, the day after a crying fit I would start my period. If I manic cry 1 day month I can handle that for sure! So it must have and affect on the chemical imbalance during pms. I read that another side effect is lack of apathy.And for a manic like myself, that is a positve side affect. I don't feel needy, I am more confident, it takes less to upset ...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Asenapine
  • Tablet: 10mg, 2.5, 5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Saphris: (8 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0052-0118 Saphris 5 mg Sublingual Tablet by Organon Pharmaceuticals USA
  • 0052-0119 Saphris 10 mg Sublingual Tablet by Organon Pharmaceuticals USA
  • 0052-2139 Saphris 5 mg Sublingual Tablet by Organon Pharmaceuticals USA
  • 0052-2142 Saphris 10 mg Sublingual Tablet by Organon Pharmaceuticals USA
  • 0456-2402 Saphris 2.5 mg Sublingual Tablet by Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0456-2405 Saphris 5 mg Sublingual Tablet by Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0456-2410 Saphris 10 mg Sublingual Tablet by Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • 16590-936 Saphris 10 mg Sublingual Tablet by Stat Rx USA LLC

Other drugs which contain Asenapine or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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Saphris causing insomnia
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Saphris and weight gain
I suffer from severe migraines, insonomia, panic attacks, etc... I'm 32 years old and was diagnosed at age 12. I str... 1 reply
Saphris and little to no emotions.
I just started taking this medication and the day I got prescribed it my cousin had passed away the night before and I w... 1 reply
saphris missed period?
Does any women have problem with not having a regular period or any at all? sometimes I have spotting and I know this is... 1 reply
saphris 10 milligram and suboxin 8 milligram
is there a common denominator between saphris 10 milligrams and suboxin 8 milligrams ## Hello, Jersey! How are you? No, ... 1 reply
Is Saphris discontinued?
My son takes Saphris for Bi-polar disorder, our pharmacist (rite aid) said it is on back order and can no longer get it ... 1 reply






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