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A 33-year-old male asked:

If started saphris (asenapine) april 1st on 5mgs, then jumped to 10 quickly, then to 15 last thursday how long till positive results?

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Dr. Benjamin Solomon
Neurology 37 years experience
Depends: After starting Saphris (asenapine), (asenapine) desired effect may be achieved but may be subtle for some. And the purpose of Saphris (asenapine) is important too. If for depression or bipolar disorder, the effect may not be noticed due to the ability of Saphris (asenapine) to prevent the undesired feeling. Best to ask 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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