Posted by herpills on April 11, 2012, at 8:44:14
In reply to Re: Saphris/asenapine » phidippus, posted by tensor on April 11, 2012, at 3:50:02
> > Latuda or Abilify would be better choices, Saphris has no mechanism of action that would treat depression.
> > Eric
> I don't really agree, well I agree that the aforementioned meds are better options due to other reasons, but pharmacologically Saphris looks like Remeron + clozapine or something.
> It has to be the most hitting med of all.
I have used Saphris in the past for depression and it helped me. The other AP I tried were Geodon and Abilify, which did not help. Abilify maybe a little bit, Geodon did nothing for me and depression.
My pdoc thinks Saphris can help depression.
It's FDA approved for mixed episodes...depression is part of a mixed episode, so...
I don't take Saphris right now becuase I'm doing fine on my maintenance combo and don't need it. However Saphris is definitely my go to drug when things get rough for me. Sometimes I'll just take it for a couple weeks. At one point I did stay on it for about 9 months.
I'd say you've got nothing to lose at least try it if you aren't feeling well. Good luck.