83 patient evaluations for Aripiprazole

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Nov 29, 2009 (Started Dec 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you see the advertisement for this medication on TV the side effects will scare the heck out of you. I take 15 mg. of Abilify which is quite a high dose and I do not feel any side effects from this medicine per se. The Abilify must be doing what it is presecribed for as my life is on an even keel and the stress that comes my way does not knock me for a loop and I can ususally handle stress without having to use any other mood stabilizing drugs.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 4, 2009 (Started Dec 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take as directed, every day
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

Nov 20, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 12, 2009 (Started Jan 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take it at night because it can cause drowsiness.

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 5, 2009 (Started May 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: increased appetite, weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 1, 2009 (Started Aug 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 23, 2009 (Started Sep 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 18, 2009 (Started Jul 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia), fatigue)
  • 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

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 (restlessness (akathisia), vivid dreams, restless feeling in legs, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: restlessness (akathisia), restless feeling in legs, vivid dreams, insomnia

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 1, 2009 (Started Apr 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (anxious mood, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: insomnia, anxious mood, insomnia, anxious mood

  • 0 helpful marks

May 28, 2009 (Started Aug 04, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Side effects
    Severe (increased ataxia, tremors increased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: tremors increased, increased ataxia

Oct 18, 2008 (Started Aug 04, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: tremors increased, increased ataxia

  • 0 helpful marks
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