Saphris is prescribed in the treatment of adult schizophrenia, and for acute manic episodes of bipolar disorder in adults and pediatric patients from age 10 and up.
Asenapine is sold under various trade names, including Saphris and Sycrest. Asenapine is not known as a street drug, although it is not uncommon for prescription drugs to be diverted to the illicit market.
Some side effects that can occur while taking Saphris should be watched for as they may require medical attention. Some of the most concerning adverse effects may come on suddenly or gradually over time. Speak to your prescribing physician immediately if any of the following occur:
Other side effects may appear which are not on the above list and may signal medical attention is needed to investigate the matter further.
Other symptoms are reported more commonly, which may be less severe, but should still be monitored as they may signal potential health problems:
Possibly the most concerning withdrawal symptoms would be a return of original symptoms, and may sometimes present as increased in intensity, at least for a time. This may be a sign that the withdrawal is too fast, and should be eased up until a lessening of effect occurs.
When withdrawing from Saphris, the following adverse effects should be watched for and may require medical intervention:
Discontinuing an antipsychotic medication is best done in a safe, inpatient setting so that proper monitoring can occur. Patient safety and comfort can both be addressed, and ease the person through the process as comfortably as possible.
Below are some topics that are frequently researched on the drug, including how it works, interactions with other drugs, and other topics.
The Alternative to Meds Center provides a serene and comfortable inpatient setting in which to recover after a course of prescription medication such as asenapine needs to be tapered.
With carefully tailored individual programming, the specific needs of each client can be addressed safely and with a minimum of discomfort.
With a well-trained staff of over forty professionals, doctors, nurses, practitioners and counselors, the center takes a thorough and comprehensive approach to health recovery after medication.
An important facet of the program entails testing for and removing toxic accumulations of various environmental pollutants, chemicals, and other substances which are neurotoxic. The program seeks to normalize neurochemistry through holistic means such as flooding the body with nutrient-rich foods, proper supplementation, and many other methods. When this phase of the program is complete, clients will typically see improvements in sleep, energy level, mood, less depression, less anxiety and other positive results. Beginning a taper when the improvements have already bet set in motion is much easier on the system and much more comfortable done in this way.
Many adjunct therapies are used in the programs as well, so that maximum client support is made available. Some of these include mind/body techniques like Qi Gong, yoga, counseling specific to disordered thinking, educational classes on healthy diet, high dose Vitamin C therapy, as well as other orthomolecular applications specific to this population.
Families are often troubled by the stress of watching a loved one suffer. It can be much easier on the people who surround the person needing help to consider inpatient treatment. Please contact us for more information on our cutting-edge program and how it may assist you as you begin your quest toward natural mental health in the comfort and support of an environment filled with professionals who understand how to fulfill the scope of a client’s needs and issues.
Dr. Motl is currently certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry, and Board eligible in Neurology and licensed in the state of Arizona. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in biology and minors in chemistry and philosophy. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine with a Doctor of Medicine. Dr. Motl has studied Medical Acupuncture at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine and at U.C.L.A.