Uses of Adasuve

ADASUVE is a prescription medicine that is inhaled through your mouth and is used to treat acute agitation in adults with schizophrenia or bipolar I disorder. It is not known if it is safe and effective in children.

Side Effects of Adasuve

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS). NMS is rare but serious condition that may cause death. Symptoms of NMS may include:

  • high fever
  • stiff muscles
  • confusion
  • sweating
  • changes in pulse, heart rate, and blood pressure

Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms

  • of NMS after taking ADASUVE.
  • low blood pressure (hypotension), lightheadedness, or fainting
  • seizures (convulsions)
  • severe sleepiness and difficulty with potentially dangerous activities such as driving
  • worsening of glaucoma
  • difficulty urinating

The most common side effects of ADASUVE include:

  • bad, bitter, or metallic taste in your mouth (dysgeusia)
  • sleepiness (especially when used with other drugs that cause sleepiness)
  • sore throat

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects. For more information ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Warnings & Precautions

Do not take ADASUVE if you:

  • have or have had asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or other airway or lung problems that can cause bronchospasm
  • are having problems with wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, or shortness of breath
  • are taking medicines to treat asthma or COPD
  • have taken it before and had bronchospasm •
  • are allergic to loxapine or amoxapine

Before you take ADASUVE, tell your healthcare provider if you:

  • have high or low blood pressure
  • have or have had heart problems or stroke
  • have or have had seizures (convulsions)
  • drink alcohol or use street drugs
  • have any other medical conditions
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if ADASUVE will harm your unborn baby.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if ADASUVE passes into your breast milk. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will take ADASUVE if you are breastfeeding. Tell your doctor about all medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

ADASUVE and other medicines may affect each other causing side effects.

ADASUVE may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect the way it works. Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for a list of these medicines if you are not sure. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

Dosage Of Adasuve

Your healthcare provider will show you how to take ADASUVE right before you take it.

  • Take ADASUVE exactly as your healthcare provider shows you to take it.
  • ADASUVE is for oral inhalation only.


Consult your doctor or pharmacist.


All information has been provided courtesy of MedLinePlus from the National Library of Medicine and from the FDA.