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Does saphris (asenapine) have long term effectz?

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Dr. Mohammed Younus
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Risks VS benefits: Saphris (asenapine) does not have more long term side effects than any other drug in its class that is atypical antipsychotics like risperdal, zyprexa or seroquel. Long term side effects include, hyperlipidemia, weight gain and diabetes. Tardive dyskinesia, a persistent movements which usually starts around mouth but occur in any muscle group should be monitored on regular basis by your pschiatrist.
Dr. Shariq Refai
Psychiatry 13 years experience
Not long enough: Saphris (asenapine) has not been around long enough for long term effects to be studied. Discuss risks and benefits with your physician.

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