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Drug information on Asenapt (5mg) (Asenapine) from Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.

Asenapt (5mg)

Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.
Generic : Asenapine
10 Tablets
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Asenapt (5mg) may be prescribed

Side effects of Asenapt (5mg)

   Most Common : Brain disorder, movement disorder, weight increased and drowsiness.

   Gastrointestinal : Constipation, dry mouth, motionless, increased saliva, stomach discomfort and vomiting.

   General : Fatigue and irritability.

   Metabolic : Increased appetite.

   Central Nervous system : Weakness, dizziness and sleeplessness.

   Heart : High blood pressure.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Sublingual- The recommended starting and target dose is 5 mg given twice daily.

How to use Asenapt (5mg)?

It comes as a tablet to be placed under the tongue, with or without food.

When is Asenapt (5mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe liver problems, heart diseases, who are taking antiarrhythmic, antipsychotic, phenothiazine, quinolone drugs and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Asenapt (5mg)

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of high blood pressure, cancer, Alzheimer disease, dementia, Parkinson disease, or esophagus problems, low blood volume, alcoholism, heart, liver, and kidney diseases, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

• Avoid abrupt withdrawal; withdraw gradually.

• Monitor complete blood cell counts, electrolyte levels, or fasting blood sugar levels regularly while taking this medication.

• Patient may develop with increased risk of neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) with the following symptoms: fever; stiff muscles; confusion; abnormal thinking; fast or irregular heartbeat; and sweating. If it is so consult with your doctor.

• Avoid contact with people who have infections.

• Drink adequate fluid; otherwise it may lead to dehydration.

Other Precautions for Asenapt (5mg)

Avoid excess dosage.
It may affect blood sugar level; monitor sugar level regularly while taking this medication.

Storage Conditions for Asenapt (5mg)

Store it at room temperature (25°C).

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