What is Brexpiprazole?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Rexulti

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Brexpiprazole is a treatment for schizophrenia and an add-on treatment for depression. It affects the dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Major depressive disorder 29 17
Bipolar depressive episodes 24 8
Schizoaffective disorder 5 1
Bipolar disorder 3 1
Bipolar I disorder 2 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 9
Mild 6
None 19

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Brexpiprazole

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 4
Increased appetite 2
Constipation 1
Drowsiness 1
Drugged feeling 1
Fatigue 1

Show all 18 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Brexpiprazole

Dosage Patients
0.5 mg daily 7
1 mg daily 7
2 mg daily 3
4 mg daily 3
3 mg daily 2
4 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Brexpiprazole

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 9
Side effects too severe 9
Doctor's advice 6
Expense 6
Other 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Course of treatment ended 1
Personal research 1
See all 26 patients who've stopped taking Brexpiprazole

Duration

Currently taking Brexpiprazole

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 7

Stopped taking Brexpiprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 8
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 31
Usually 4
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 34
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 5
< $25 18
Not specified 13

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Brexpiprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 13
Lurasidone (Latuda) 7
Fluoxetine (Prozac) 3
Ziprasidone (Geodon) 3
Cariprazine (Vraylar) 2

Show all 16 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Brexpiprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 4
Lurasidone (Latuda) 4
Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) 2
asenapine (Saphris) 1
Cariprazine (Vraylar) 1

Show all 11 treatments patients report switching to

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2 patient evaluations for Brexpiprazole

Aug 30, 2017 (Started Jul 17, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for intrusive thoughts images or impulses)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for inability to experience pleasure (anhedonia))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for emotional pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depression with suicidal thoughts)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: About all I could tell that the Rexulti did was increase my appetite.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 14, 2017 (Started Dec 06, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for uncontrollable worrying)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for self injury or harm)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for paranoia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for intrusive thoughts images or impulses)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for impulsivity)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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