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Secuado (transdermal)

Generically: asenapine (transdermal)”
Name of the brand: Secuado
Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

Which is the Secuado Transdermal?

Secuado (skin patch) is an antipsychotic drug that is prescribed to cure schizophrenia in adults.Secuado can also be used to treat conditions not covered in this guideline for medication.

Side effects of Secuado

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms warning signs of an allergic response such as rapid heartbeats, hives, and feeling lightheaded; wheezing or breathing difficulty; and swelling of your lips, face, or tongue,

Long-term use or high doses of asenapine could cause serious movement disorders that cannot be reversed. The longer you use Secuado more often, the more likely you are to be diagnosed with this disorder, particularly in the case of women and/or older people.

Secuado may cause serious side effects. Consult your physician right away if you experience:

  • Uncontrolled muscle movements in your facial muscles (chewing or smacking your lips, frowning, tongue movements, blinking, or eye movements);
  • A feeling of lightheadedness, as if you're passing out;
  • Breast pain or swelling; discharge from the nipple;
  • Low white blood cell count low white blood cell counts low white blood cell counts—chills,  cold mouth sores, skin ulcers sore throat, cough, difficulty breathing;
  • Nervous system reactions that are severe, very rigid (rigid) muscles, and high fever sweating and confusion, rapid or irregular heartbeats, and a feeling that you could be struck with a stroke.

Common negative side effects of Secuado could include:

  • Muscle stiffness, jerky muscle movements;
  • Weight gain
  • Skin redness, pain, itching, swelling, or any other irritations where the patch was applied.

This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Others could happen. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar/related drugs

Caplyta, quetiapine, Abilify, Seroquel, aripiprazole, risperidone, and olanzapine


Secuado is not recommended. If you have an allergy to it or suffer from serious liver diseases,Secuado has not been recommended for use by older adults suffering from dementia-related psychosis.

Prior to use this drug

Secuado should not be used if you are allergic to it or are suffering from

  • A severe liver disease.

Secuado can increase the risk of dying for older adults suffering from psychosis related to dementia. It is not a prescription drug for this purpose.

Inform your doctor if you were ever diagnosed with:

  • Heart issues;
  • Hypertension;
  • A heart attack (or stroke);
  • Diabetes (Secuado may raise your blood sugar);
  • A seizure;
  • Liver disease;
  • Breast cancer;
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Parkinson's disease;
  • Low white blood cell (WBC) count
  • The long QT disorder (in the case of you or someone in your family).

The use of antipsychotic medications within the last 3 months of pregnancy could result in breathing difficulties, feeding issues, and withdrawal signs in newborns.If you get pregnant, tell your doctor right away. Don't stop using Secuado until you receive advice from your doctor.

It might not be safe to breastfeed during the use of Secuado. Consult your doctor regarding the potential dangers.Secuado is not allowed for use by any person who is younger than

How to take Secuado?

Follow the instructions on the prescription label and review all medication guides and instructions sheets. Follow the medication exactly as prescribed.Do not consume by mouth. Transdermal medicines are to be used exclusively on the skin.Take note of and follow the instructions that are included in your medication. Consult your physician or pharmacist for clarification if you are unsure of the instructions.

Apply the patch to clean, dry, and hairless skin on your hip, stomach, or the outside of the upper part of your arm. Apply the patch with firm pressure to secure it. It is possible to put the patch on when you shower.Remove the skin patch within 24 hours and replace it with a new one.

If a patch is removed, then put on a new patch and keep it on only for the remainder of the time you wear it. Do not alter the time frame for removing patches.Select a different area of your body where you can put the patch each time you wear it.Don't wear more than one Secuado skin patch at one time. Never cut a skin patch.

Secuado can result in excessive glucose levels (hyperglycemia). The signs include increased thirst as well as increased urination, hunger, a dry mouth and breath smell, sleepiness, dry skin, and blurred eyes. If you're diabetic and want to know your sugar level regularly while taking this medication,Your doctor will be required to monitor your progress while you're taking Secuado.Make sure it is kept at room temperature and free from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Apply the patch as fast as you can. However, do not apply the dose you missed if it is getting close to the time of the next dose. Don't put two patches on at a time.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Do not expose yourself to heat sources when using the patches. Do not use an electric hair dryer, blanket, or heated bed. Heating may increase the volume of drugs that you take in through the skin. This could result in an overdose or even death.

Avoid getting dehydrated or too hot when exercising and during hot temperatures. Get plenty of fluids in, particularly in hot weather or while exercising. It is much easier to get extremely dehydrated and overheated when you're using Secuado.Avoid driving and other hazardous activities until you are aware of what the Secuado effect will be on you. Your reaction could be impaired. Be careful not to get up too quickly from a lying or sitting position. You could be dizzy.

Interaction with other drugs

The use of Secuado, along with other medications that cause you to sleep or slow your breathing, could cause serious negative side effects or even the death of a person. Ask your doctor prior to using opioids such as a sleeping pill, a muscle relaxer, or medication for anxiety as well as seizures.

Other medications can impact Secuado, such as medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. Discuss with your doctor all the medicines you are currently taking and any medication you begin or stop taking.