General English name: Asenapine
Application: Mania or mania caused by bipolar disorder (in adults) – schizophrenia
Asnapine Medication Information
Medication Information: Bipolar disorder is a long-term illness in which you experience periods of depression (low rate) and mania or mild insanity (high rate). Asnapine is prescribed to treat a type of mania caused by bipolar disorder. Its exact function is unknown; But they are likely to affect the levels of certain brain chemicals that affect your mood. As a result, the severity of your insanity attacks decreases.
Contraindications to Asnapine
Pay attention to the expiration date of Asnapine and do not take it if your medicine has expired.
Never give asnapine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
Check for drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.
Asnapine drug interaction
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Some medications that may interact with asnapine include alpha-blockers (such as prazosin), anticholinergics / antispasmodics (such as atropine, dicyclomine, and scopolamine).
Other drugs that can affect the removal of asnapine from the body and the function of this drug in the body: One of these judges is fluvoxamine.
Asnapine can slow the elimination of drugs from the body and thus affect their function. One of these drugs is paroxetine.
Many medications with asnapine may affect heart rhythm (prolongation of QT time), including: amiodarone, dofetilide, pimozide, procainamide, quinidine , Sotalol, macrolide antibiotics (such as erythromycin).
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking medicines that cause drowsiness, including: alcohol, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), sleeping pills or anxiety medications (such as alprazolam), alprazolam (alprazolam) (diazepam), zolpidem, muscle relaxants, and analgesics and painkillers (such as codeine).
Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergies or cough and cold medicines) because some of them are made up of substances that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist how to use them so that you can use them safely.
Also, taking a number of medications with asnapine may increase the risk of seizures, such as theophylline, tramadol, or tricyclic antidepressants (such as amitriptyline).
Tips to consider before taking Asnapine
Some medications cannot be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking Asnapine.
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- If you have cardiovascular disease.
- If you have a problem with your kidneys, liver or prostate.
- If you have trouble breathing.
- If you have any of the following problems: epilepsy, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, depression, glaucoma (high eye pressure) or myasthenia gravis (a condition that causes muscle weakness).
- If you have a blood disorder.
- If you already have jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes).
- If you have a disease called pheochromocytoma (tumor of the adrenal gland).
- If you are taking other medicines. These include all available medicines, whether prescribed or used by your doctor, such as herbal medicines and supplements.
- If you are allergic to any medicine.
Possible side effects of Asnapine
All medications can cause side effects; But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:
Feeling dizzy, light-headed, tired or anxious, drowsy, increased appetite and weight, unusual movements, chills, feeling weak, change in food taste
How to store Asnapine
Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.