ASENAPINE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

Saphris (asenapine) for Bipolar Disorder: “I don’t know what the big deal is about the taste—I have the cherry and yeah, its not great, but if you want to feel better than you have to deal with it—–feeling better is all worth it to me…has helped me greatly——do not be afraid to try it—“

kenboy (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 25, 2018

Saphris (asenapine) for Schizophrenia: “Saphris medicine is taken every evening when you plan on going to sleep. The dosage of medicine goes under your tongue as prescribed. The medicine is a tranquilizer and dissolves as soon as taken. Saphris have side effects the following day. Including tiredness when taken every evening”

A. Booker (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 16, 2018

Saphris (asenapine) for Bipolar Disorder: “I don’t currently take this prescription anymore because in the US it is expensive, when I was prescribed for panic attacks and anxiety at a low point in my life oh my god it helped so much, I felt so normal- not strung and feeling doomish, I had clarity mentally and emotionally (with bouts of panic attacks from heavy personal experience, for that I had clonazepam), I was in a good mood and living my own life on saphris, it felt like I had a sudden choice in feeling anxious or upset and I would mentally clear up my anxiety in seconds myself, and no more introspectiveness, the downside: I had anxiety sleeping and rapid crazy nightmares and waking up was a blur the first hour of waking.. I remember this helped a lot and I believe for bipolar (why I took it) it has a positive effect so much, but sleep is harsh on it and it was expensive”

mae77 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 1, 2018

Saphris (asenapine) for Bipolar Disorder: “My son has Autism and Bi polar disorder and had intense violent rages and breakdowns almost constantly. He didn’t know how to interact with peers, he saw himself as superior to all and totally disconnected from reality. He would stay awake head banging every night. He had huge bags under his eyes and we tried everything we could to get him to sleep. He never slept through the night, and when he was an infant all he did was cry. He is nine now and has been on Saphris for about a year and a half. He is a different person. He was different the first day. He is actually loving towards me and family members and at least tries to interact with other kids. It is a godsend. He now sleeps 10 hrs”

9 year old boy (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 13, 2018

For Bipolar Disorder: “This is a great drug for depression for me. It’s an add on to my anti dep. Lately I think the Drs say to not recommend asenapine as an add on for depression, as much as they used to. This is a big mistake as far as I’m concerned. It really worked for me. It’s a little expensive, but I only have to take a small amount. Insurance took the price down a good bit too. 1/8 of a 5 mg pill every other day. That’s all. It makes the drug go a long way. I had depression that was somewhat drug resistant.”

LouAnnP (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 3, 2018

Saphris (asenapine) for Bipolar Disorder: “I rated this medication once before, I felt a need to update my review. I’ve taken Saphris since ’13 @ 30 mg. Nightly and over the past 5 months I’ve slowly tapered down to 10 mg. With high hopes of discontinuing. Saphris got me out of a bad spot, I remember being horrified of answering the door let alone leaving the house I was so delusional. I got out of that spot, SLOWLY got on my feet and SOME WHAT rejoined society. My positive manic spirit is gone, I’m always tired & feel like life goes on around me, not with me. Its very hard to discontinue, I have panic attacks daily now and am beyond stressed. I feel like I’m trapped, no worse–or better–on or off after all these years.”

crazydude81 (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 2, 2017

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