Asenapine

Active ingredient description

The mechanism of action of asenapine is not fully understood. However, based on its receptor pharmacology, it is proposed that the efficacy of asenapine is mediated through a combination of antagonist activity at D2 and 5-HT2A receptors. Actions at other receptors e.g. 5-HT1A, 5-HT1B, 5-HT2C, 5-HT6, 5-HT7, D3, and a2-adrenergic receptors, may also contribute to the clinical effects of asenapine.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
Asenapine
N Nervous system → N05 Psycholeptics → N05A Antipsychotics → N05AH Diazepines, oxazepines and thiazepines
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Medicines

Asenapine is the active ingredient of these drugs:

Drug
Countries

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United States

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Product monographs

Medicine agencies around the world have authorized marketing of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title
Type
Country
Structured product labeling (SPL/PLR)
US
Summary of product characteristics (SPC)

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Unique ingredient identifier (UNII)

JKZ19V908O - ASENAPINE

CAS registry number

65576-45-6 - asenapine

SNOMED-CT

443375003 - Asenapine (substance)