80 patient evaluations for Aripiprazole

Jul 7, 2009 (Started Jun 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for psychosis disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia, restless feeling in legs, vivid dreams, restlessness (akathisia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: restlessness (akathisia), restless feeling in legs, vivid dreams, insomnia

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 18, 2009 (Started Jul 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fatigue, elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: watch for signs and symptoms of high blood sugar if you are diabetic. I am diabetic and my blood sugar was in the 300 range on a dosage of 7.5 mg daily. When weaned down to 2.5 mg daily my blood sugars came down to normal but I spent a month on insulin.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia), fatigue

Jan 2, 2009 (Started Jul 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: unknown if severe fatigue caused by meds, combo of meds, fibro or both. No cost for me because I have Medicaid as a secondary insurance because I have no income while awaiting disability hearing
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia), fatigue

  • 1 helpful mark

Dec 17, 2009 (Started Oct 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (restless feeling in legs, vivid dreams, agitation, restlessness (akathisia))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: I had to be taken off of abilify, i had major side affects from it. so I'm off it now, the side affects we're very agitated, severe restlessness and heart beat irregilar..
Side effects: agitation, restless feeling in legs, vivid dreams, restlessness (akathisia)

  • 1 helpful mark
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