A 47-year-old female asked:
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my dr.is thinking of puting me on saphris (asenapine). can you tell me anything about this med?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Mood stabilizer: This medication is an antipsychotic mood stabilizer used for schizophrenia and bipolar mania, as well as off-label for other uses. It is in the same class medication as abilify. Sometimes both are used together. It may have less of a tendency to cause diabetes and weight gain. Comes in a black cherry flavored under -the-tongue wafer. It is not approved for depression. See www. Saphris (asenapine).Com 4 more.
Answered on May 8, 2016
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Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience Psychiatry
An antipsychotic: For bipolar. ; schizophrenia 5-10mg under the tongue bid like all meds some pts think it's great others can't stand it--biggest gripe used to be the taste now have black cherry flavor.
Answered on Jan 7, 2014
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Ask questions: This med is categorized as an atypical antipsychotic. It is used in the acute treatment of manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar 1 disorders in adults. Your diabetes does pose increased risk when on this med. See www.Saphris.Com for more info.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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Dr. Heather Luing
17 years experience Psychiatry
Saphris is quote well tolerated and has a fairly favorable metabolic profile. It is a sublingual (dissolves in your mouth) tablet.
May 4, 2014

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