The asenapine transdermal drug delivery system appears to be efficacious and reasonably well tolerated. The treatment of schizophrenia is complex and requires individualized choices in order to optimize outcomes. A patch may be the preferred formulation for selected patients, and caregivers will have the ability to visually check if the medication is being used.
- Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. SECUADO® (asenapine) transdermal system prescribing information. October 2019. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2019/212268s000lbl.pdf
Drug Brand Names
Asenapine sublingual • Saphris
Asenapine transdermal system • Secuado
Lithium • Eskalith, Lithobid
Valproate • Depakote