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In the US, Asenapine (asenapine systemic) is a member of the drug class atypical antipsychotics and is used to treat Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder and Schizophrenia.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Central stimulant

Chemical Names

(3aRS,12bRS)-5-Chloro-2-metyl-2,3,3a,12b-tetrahydro-1H-dibenz[2,3:6,7]oxepino[4,5-c]pyrrole (BAN)

(3aRS,12bRS)-5-chloro-2-metyl-2,3,3a,12b-tetrahydro-1H-dibenzo[2,3:6,7]oxepino[4,5-c]pyrrole (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Asenapinum (Latin)
  • Asenapin (German)
  • Asénapine (French)
  • Asenapina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Asenapine (OS: BAN)
  • UNII-JKZ19V908O (IS)
  • Asenapine Maleate (OS: USAN, JAN)
  • Org 5222 (IS)
  • UNII-CU9463U2E2 (IS)

Brand Names

  • Saphris
    Merck Sharp & Dohme, Malaysia; Organon, United States
  • Sycrest
    Lundbeck Italia, Italy; Organon, Latvia; Organon, Slovenia; Organon, Slovakia; Organon, Lithuania
  • Saphris
    Lundbeck, Philippines; Lundbeck Chile, Chile; Lundbeck Colombia, Colombia; Lundbeck Singapore, Singapore; Merck, Canada; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Australia; Organon, Israel
  • Sycrest
    Lundbeck, Belgium; Lundbeck, Switzerland; Lundbeck, Germany; Lundbeck, Denmark; Lundbeck, Spain; Lundbeck, Finland; Lundbeck, France; Lundbeck, United Kingdom; Lundbeck, Croatia (Hrvatska); Lundbeck, Ireland; N.V. Organon, Poland; Organon, Austria; Organon, Greece; Organon, Norway; Organon, Portugal; Organon, Romania; Organon, Iceland


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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