Scientific Name: Asenapine
Brand Name: Saphris, Secuado, Sycrest
Company Owner: Not Available
Mechanism Of Action Asenapine is an atypical antipsychotic multireceptor neuroleptic drug which shows strong 5HT2A (serotonin) and D2 (dopamine) receptor antagonism, which has been shown to enhance dopamine (DA) and acetylcholine (Ach) efflux in rat brains. Asenapine may improve cognitive function and negative symptoms in patients with schizophrenia.
Description of the Drug: Asenapine is an atypical antipsychotic used to treat patients with bipolar I disorder and patients with schizophrenia.
Protein Data Bank: Not Available
Source: DrugBank Online – DrugBank.com. Retrieved 2023-01-23 from https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB06216