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A 36-year-old male 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
Pediatrics 55 years experience
BIPOLAR: Most of the time the rx is being tapered before d/c which is safer than cold turkey.
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Dr. Patrick Tapia
Psychiatry 14 years experience
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!
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Last updated Jan 30, 2015

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