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A 28-year-old male asked:

is there such thing as saphris (asenapine) withdrawal? i am experiencing anxiety upon discontinuing. i know it is a new drug. will mirtazapine help with anxiety?

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Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 17 years experience
See below: When you begin or stop a drug like Saphris (asenapine) that affects your clarity of thought, it is possible to experience unpleasant side effects like anxiety and changes in sleep and eating. Mirtazepine has had mixed results, but even if it does work for you, the effect would not be immediate - you'd need take it for weeks. Contact your doc about other, short-term options - e.g., a Klonopin dose increase?

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Last updated Apr 19, 2016

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