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Asenapine transdermal system for schizophrenia

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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.

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Drug Brand Names

Asenapine sublingual • Saphris
Asenapine transdermal system • Secuado
Lithium • Eskalith, Lithobid
Valproate • Depakote

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