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A 33-year-old male asked:

If you're already on 10mgs of saphris (asenapine) and its increased how long will it take to start working?

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 18 years experience
That depends ...: For some patients, some benefit of the increased dose is experienced the day they take their new dose. For others, further escalations will be necessary, so no or minimal benefit will be seen with the first increase,unfortunately. Be sure to schedule frequent follow up with your psychiatrist and let him/her know just how you're feeling, so you can feel your best ASAP!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Saphris: Saphris is an atypical antipsychotic developed for the treatment of schizophrenia & acute mania associated with bipolar disorder. It may take several weeks to get a significant the impact from the dose of Saphris you are prescribed & several months to see full impact. REF: https://www.nami.org/About-Mental-Illness/Treatments/Mental-Health-Medications/Types-of-Medication/Asenapine-(Saphris)

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