Just like any medicine, Saphris can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Some of the most common side effects seen with Saphris include, but are not limited to:
- Extrapyramidal symptoms (such as unusual body movements)
- Weight gain (see Saphris and Weight Gain).
(Click Saphris Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Drug Interactions With SaphrisSaphris can potentially interact with several other medications (see Saphris Drug Interactions).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Prior to taking Saphris, talk to your healthcare provider if you have:
- A narrowing of the gastrointestinal tract (such as a stricture)
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia
- Low blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension)
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- An electrolyte imbalance
- A slow heart rate (bradycardia)
- Heart disease, congestive heart failure (CHF), or other heart problems
- Any allergies, including to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Saphris and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Saphris and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Saphris Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)