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A 39-year-old female asked:

How is saphris (asenapine) linked to diabetes?

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Dr. Sudhir Bansal
Endocrinology 75 years experience
Saphris (asenapine) diabetes: Saparis is a drug used in bipolar disorders and can cause increased appetite and hence weight gain no direct effect on Insulin secretion or action weight and increased calorie consumption make for diabetes.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Saphris (asenapine): can lead to increased appetite and weight gain in1% to 10%. It can also cause increased blood sugar. These factors can exacerbate pre-existing diabetes mellitus and if a person has a pre-disposition - increase risk for the expression of diabetes mellitus .

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Canton, OH
A 39-year-old female asked:

Does saphris (asenapine) cause diabetes?

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Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
Psychiatry 28 years experience
It may: Just like most atypical antipsychotics, it has a potential to do so. It provokes metabolic syndrome in some patients. Ask your dr if it s ok for you. Best luck.

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