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Richardson, TX
A 33-year-old male asked:

Started saphris (asenapine) april 1st--first 3 weeks felt great, then ran into trouble, it was increased last thursday, when will the bad thoughts stop?

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Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Saphris (asenapine) dosing: You don't say but usual starting dose is 5mg twice a day. It ca be increased up to 10mg twice a day. You must place tablet under your tongue and let it dissolve. Do not swallow or chew it and DO NOT eat or drink anything for 10 minutes. Also I hope you get the black cherry flavored tablet.
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Last updated May 27, 2014

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