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How long does saphris (asenapine) take to work fully when increasing the dosage after 5 weeks?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Saphris (asenapine): Usually average 4-6 weeks, but people are different. Review with your doctor.
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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