Saphris (asenapine) is an atypical antipsychotic psychiatric medication used to treat certain mental/mood disorders (such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder). Common side effects of Saphris include:
- numbness or tingling of the mouth,
- dry mouth,
- sleep problems (insomnia),
- upset stomach, and
- weight gain.
Saphris may cause muscle/nervous system problems (extrapyramidal symptoms-EPS). Tell your doctor if you notice the following side effects of Saphris including:
- feelings of anxiety/agitation/jitteriness,
- drooling or trouble swallowing,
- constant need to move,
- shaking (tremor),
- shuffling walk,
- stiff muscles,
- severe muscle spasms or cramping (such as twisting neck, arching back, eyes rolling up), and
- mask-like expression of the face.