A member asked:

On saphris (asenapine) 10mg for bipolar. been emotionally flat for a year. looking to get off of it. what's the best way to taper to avoid withdrawal. my doc says to just stop cold turkey. i'm afraid of that.

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Dr. Nela Cordero answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

BIPOLAR: Most of the time the rx is being tapered before d/c which is safer than cold turkey.

Answered 1/30/2015

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Dr. Patrick Tapia answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Inquire about 5 mg: I would talk with your prescribing doctor about potentially receiving 5 mg at a time in order to step down. Stay safe!

Answered 1/30/2015

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