81 patient evaluations for Aripiprazole

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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May 24, 2009 (Started Nov 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Agitation, Vivid dreams, Restless feeling in legs, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 7.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Just make sure the Dr. knows what they are doing
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Agitation, Restless feeling in legs, Vivid dreams, Insomnia

  • 0 helpful marks

May 11, 2009 (Started May 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Restlessness (akathisia), Nightmares, Agitation, Vivid dreams, Weight gain, Anxious mood, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: If you feel like your body shakes and you can't control it, it could be an adverse reaction. It could be a seizure. if this happens tell your doctor RIGHT AWAY!
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Restlessness (akathisia), Agitation, Vivid dreams, Weight gain, Nightmares, Increased appetite, Insomnia, Anxious mood, Insomnia, Anxious mood

Jan 13, 2009 (Started May 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Restlessness (akathisia), Nightmares, Agitation, Vivid dreams, Weight gain, Anxious mood, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: If you at all think that you're having internal muscle movements that you can't control, TELL YOUR DOCTOR! I told, and I was taken down from 15 mg to 5mg.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Restlessness (akathisia), Agitation, Vivid dreams, Weight gain, Nightmares, Increased appetite, Insomnia, Anxious mood, Insomnia, Anxious mood

Dec 6, 2008 (Started May 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Restlessness (akathisia), Nightmares, Agitation, Vivid dreams, Anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: If someone is taking this medication, they may experience the adverse reactions or severe versions of the regular side effects. if they do, they should tell their caregiver As Soon As Possible!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Restlessness (akathisia), Agitation, Vivid dreams, Weight gain, Nightmares, Increased appetite, Insomnia, Anxious mood, Insomnia, Anxious mood

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