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Asenapine

Brand names: SAPHRIS SECUADO SYCREST

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.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Asenapine
N Nervous system → N05 Psycholeptics → N05A Antipsychotics → N05AH Diazepines, oxazepines and thiazepines

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