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.

Talk to your doctor about the SECUADO® (asenapine) transdermal system if you...

  • Like the idea of a patch treatment
  • Would like to find a different option to help manage your symptoms
  • Dislike swallowing pills, taking multiple pills every day, or needles
  • Want medication without food or drink restrictions
  • Want a treatment you can see, which may help you remember to take your medicine every day
  • Want a once-a-day medicine


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 the symptoms of schizophrenia.

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

PANSS total score improvement vs placebo

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.

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.

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