Drug: Saphris

ASENAPINE (a SEN a peen) is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • confusion
  • fainting spells
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • fever or chills, sore throat
  • inability to control muscle movements in the face, mouth, hands, arms, or legs
  • increased hunger or thirst
  • increased urination
  • restlessness or need to keep moving
  • seizures
  • stiffness, spasms, trembling
  • ulcers, blisters, peeling/sloughing, or swelling in the mouth
  • unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):
  • constipation
  • drowsiness or dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • nausea, vomiting
  • weight gain

Source: http://www.healthline.com

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • confusion
  • fainting spells
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • fever or chills, sore throat
  • inability to control muscle movements in the face, mouth, hands, arms, or legs
  • increased hunger or thirst
  • increased urination
  • restlessness or need to keep moving
  • seizures
  • stiffness, spasms, trembling
  • ulcers, blisters, peeling/sloughing, or swelling in the mouth
  • unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):
  • constipation
  • drowsiness or dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • nausea, vomiting
  • weight gain

Source: http://www.healthline.com

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine? They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • dementia
  • diabetes or a family history of diabetes
  • heart disease
  • history of breast cancer
  • irregular heartbeat or low blood pressure
  • liver disease
  • low blood counts, like low white cell, platelet, or red cell counts
  • Parkinson's disease
  • seizures
  • suicidal thoughts, plans, or attempt by you or a family member
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to asenapine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

Source: http://www.healthline.com

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