Are Secuado and Aristada the Same Thing?
Secuado is available as a transdermal system (patch) and Aristada is an intramuscular injection.
Side effects of Secuado that are different from Aristada include extrapyramidal disorder (muscle spasms, restlessness, muscle rigidity, slowness of movement, tremors, and irregular, jerky movements) and application site reactions (skin discoloration, discomfort, dryness, swelling, redness, peeling, hard lump, irritation, pain, bumps, or itching).
Side effects of Aristada that are different from Secuado include feeling the urge to move constantly (akathisia), injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness, a hard lump), insomnia, restlessness, and increased blood creatine phosphokinase (CPK).
Both Secuado and Aristada may interact with antihypertensive drugs.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Secuado?
Side effects of Secuado include:
- extrapyramidal disorder (muscle spasms, restlessness, muscle rigidity, slowness of movement, tremors, and irregular, jerky movements),
- application site reactions (skin discoloration, discomfort, dryness, swelling, redness, peeling, hard lump, irritation, pain, bumps, or itching), and
- weight gain
What Are Possible Side Effects of Aristada?
Common side effects of Aristada include:
- feeling the urge to move constantly (akathisia),
- injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness, a hard lump),
- weight gain,
- restlessness, or
- increased blood creatine phosphokinase (CPK).
What Is Secuado?
Secuado (asenapine) is a transdermal atypical antipsychotic formulation used to treat adults with schizophrenia. Asenapine, the drug contained in Secuado, is also available as a sublingual tablet formulation under the brand name Saphris.
Secuado is also used to treat or manage:
- manic or mixed episodes that happen with bipolar I disorder
- major depressive disorder (MDD) when ABILIFY is used with antidepressant medicines
- irritability associated with autistic disorder
- Tourette's disorder
Secuado Injection is a prescription medicine used to treat:
- agitation associated with schizophrenia or bipolar mania
It is not known if Secuado is safe or effective in children:
- under 13 years of age with schizophrenia
- under 10 years of age with bipolar I disorder
- under 6 years of age with irritability associated with autistic disorder
- under 6 years of age with Tourette's disorder
What Is Aristada?
Aristada (aripiprazole lauroxil) is an atypical antipsychotic indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia.
What Drugs Interact With Secuado?
Secuado may interact with other medicines such as:
- ACE inhibitors,
- angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs),
- enoxacin, and
Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.
What Drugs Interact With Aristada?
Aristada may interact with oral aripiprazole, carbamazepine, antihypertensive drugs, and benzodiazepines. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before taking Aristada. Aristada may cause extrapyramidal and/or withdrawal symptoms in neonates in women exposed during the third trimester of pregnancy. There is a pregnancy exposure registry that monitors pregnancy outcomes in women exposed to Aristada during pregnancy. Aristada passes into breast milk but its effects on a nursing infant are unknown. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
How Should Secuado Be Taken?
How Should Aristada Be Taken?
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