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(asenapine) Sublingual Tablets

Read these Instructions for Use before you start using SAPHRIS and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This leaflet does not take the place of talking to your doctor about your medical condition or your treatment.


  • For sublingual (under your tongue) use only
  • Do not remove tablet until ready to administer.
  • Use dry hands when handling tablet.

Your SAPHRIS tablets

SAPHRIS tablets pack - Illustration

Directions for Taking your SAPHRIS Tablets:

Step 1. Firmly press and hold thumb button, then pull out the tablet pack (see Figure A). Do not push tablet through the tablet pack. Do not cut or tear the tablet pack.

Figure A

Pulling out the tablet pack - Illustration

Step 2. Peel back the colored tab (see Figure B).

Figure B

Peel back the colored tab - Illustration

Step 3. Gently remove the tablet (see Figure C). Do not split, cut or crush the tablet.

Figure C

SAPHRIS® (asenapine)  Gently remove the tablet - Illustration

Step 4. Place the whole tablet under tongue and allow it to dissolve completely (see Figure D).

Figure D

Place the whole tablet under tongue - Illustration

Do not chew or swallow the tablet.

Do not eat or drink for 10 minutes (See Figure E).

Figure E

Do not eat or drink for 10 minutes - Illustration

Step 5. Slide the tablet pack back into case until it clicks (see Figure F).

Figure F

Slide the tablet pack back into case until it clicks - Illustration

Storing SAPHRIS tablets:

Store SAPHRIS tablets at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).

These Instructions for Use have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Last reviewed on RxList: 3/26/2015
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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