The SECUADO® (asenapine) transdermal system, the first and only FDA-approved transdermal patch
to help manage symptoms of schizophrenia


Everybody has different needs. That’s why there are different treatment options.

Medicines for schizophrenia come in many forms. There are pills you swallow, pills that dissolve under your tongue, an oral solution,
and injections. Now, there is a transdermal patch you can wear
on your skin.


How the SECUADO® (asenapine)
transdermal patch delivers medication


How does the transdermal patch work?

You may be familiar with patches used by people who are trying to quit smoking. The SECUADO patch is applied to the skin and delivers medicine continuously to help manage symptoms of schizophrenia.

How might SECUADO help?

In a medical study of more than 600 adults, SECUADO helped people living with schizophrenia manage their symptoms. At the end of this 6-week study, the symptoms of people using SECUADO improved significantly.

The active ingredient in SECUADO, asenapine, has been available in the United States for over 10 years.

What is treatment success?

Among the symptoms of schizophrenia are positive symptoms (such as hallucinations and delusions) and negative symptoms (such as lack of interest or motivation). In the SECUADO clinical study, the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale was used to measure treatment success.

Reduction of symptoms with the SECUADO patch compared to placebo
(non-medicated patch) after 6 weeks

PANSS total score improvement vs placebo

SECUADO 3.8 mg/24 hours


43% reduction in schizophrenia
symptoms vs placebo
(non-medicated patch)

SECUADO 7.6 mg/24 hours


32% reduction in schizophrenia
symptoms vs placebo
(non-medicated patch)

What are the most common side effects?

  • Restlessness, difficulty moving, muscle stiffness, tremor
  • Skin irritation where the patch was placed
  • Weight gain

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of SECUADO.

Before applying a SECUADO patch, watch the Instructions for Use video on this website, or click here to download a PDF.