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Adasuve is a medicine used to treat agitation in adults with schizophrenia or bipolar I disorder. Adasuve is available as an inhaler.
How does this medication work?
Adasuve is thought to work by changing the level of excitability in the brain, thereby reducing the symptoms of agitation.
What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?
What: Adasuve has been shown to reduce tension, hostility, uncooperativeness, and excitement, as well as improve impulse control.
When: Everyone responds differently to treatment, so try to be patient and follow your healthcare provider’s directions. It is important that you receive Adasuve exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed.
How do I know it is working?
You may notice an improvement in your symptoms of agitation once you start receiving Adasuve. Your healthcare provider may ask you questions from time to time to assess how well your symptoms are controlled.
The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.
Adasuve may cause narrowing of the airways that can cause you to have problems breathing or to stop breathing. People who have asthma or other airway or lung problems (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD]) have a higher risk of this. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you experience any symptoms of airway narrowing, such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.
Adasuve may also increase the risk of death in elderly people with psychosis due to dementia (confusion and memory loss). Adasuve is not approved for the treatment of patients with dementia-related psychosis.
More common side effects may include: changes in taste, drowsiness, sore throat.
Less common side effects may include:
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) (a life-threatening brain disorder), with symptoms such as high fever, excessive sweating, muscle rigidity, confusion, changes in your breathing, fast or irregular heartbeat, or changes in your blood pressure.
Adasuve may also cause low blood pressure, seziures, worsening of glaucoma, or difficulty urinating.
Your healthcare provider will not administer Adasuve to you if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.
Your healthcare provider will not administer Adasuve to you if you have or have had asthma, COPD, or other lung problems that can cause airway narrowing, or if you are taking medicines to treat asthma or COPD.
Your healthcare provider will not administer Adasuve to you if you are experiencing wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, or shortness of breath.
Your healthcare provider will not administer Adasuve to you if you have taken it before and experience airway narrowing.
Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Adasuve. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you have high or low blood pressure, heart problems or a history of stroke, seizures, drink alcohol or abuse medicine, or if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.
Adults: Your healthcare provider will prescribe the appropriate dose for you.
Your healthcare provider will administer Adasuve to you.
Do not drink alcohol while you are receiving Adasuve.
Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or engage in other dangerous activities until you know how Adasuve affects you.
If Adasuve is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your healthcare provider before combining Adasuve with the following: alcohol, atropine, ipratroprium, or medications that slow down your brain function (such as amitriptyline, hydrocodone, or lorazepam).
The effects of Adasuve during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Do not breastfeed while you are receiving Adasuve. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
If you miss your scheduled dose, contact your healthcare provider or pharmacist for advice.
Your healthcare provider will store this mediction for you.
In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222
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