79 patient evaluations for Aripiprazole

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Apr 18, 2019 (Started Sep 27, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Asperger's syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Severe (slurred speech, stiffness in jaw, tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: pyramidal syndrome

Apr 29, 2018 (Started Sep 27, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Asperger's syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (slurred speech, stiffness in jaw, tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

Oct 19, 2017 (Started Sep 27, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Asperger's syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (slurred speech, stiffness in jaw, tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily

Oct 18, 2017 (Started Sep 27, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Asperger's syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (slurred speech, stiffness in jaw, tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily

  • 3 helpful marks

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

Mar 1, 2015 (Started Mar 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I had to stop taking this because of the weight gain issue.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jul 1, 2010 (Started Mar 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jun 28, 2009 (Started Mar 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If offered, I would try it. It has helped change my life.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

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

Dec 1, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (involuntary movement in right foot, insomnia, involuntary movement, involuntary swallowing, bruiselike feeling under skin, unable to swallow need to eat soft foods and speech is affected)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: BE WARNED...I had no idea that the list of sideeffects posted were happening, until I was harrassed on a REGULAR basis be aquesed of doing "Tweaker "Drugs". Then I remembered to ask my meds doc about the( can't swallow feel like I'm going to die) tender moments that were offen shared at dinner time with my loved ones....Then all went fast, people came in and out of the office that day holding my wrist,watching me sit(and move) the funniest observation was the tall male Dr. that had to bend over at least three feet coming to a hault at my mouth, he then said excuse me as he put his ear too close to my lips and posed this Question(?)" can you even taste what your... tongue-in?", in there, mam? Really, seriously...pay attention to all that you are...meaning..yes you have a condition...and yes you take medication...and Yes you ARE in control of getting the complete story, because I left out the last informative bit that I just got myself..ALL of the side effects are looking tobe perminate, and with the more research that is being done to/for me...it may be fatal if not stopped..ASK...ASK..no matter how good you may feel right then in the long run, well take care!red13
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Feb 5, 2012 (Started Mar 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (tardive dyskinesia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: It didn't make a huge improvement with my depression, but I was able to get things done here and there and hadn't really been able to before taking it. I had been taking it for a while and didn't at first associate the tremble in my neck as being side effects. But then I realized and stopped taking it, and the tremble has gradually subsided.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Apr 3, 2010 (Started Mar 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Of negative effects, I have slight constipation. I also find I am more easily irritated. As for benefits, I can get a few things done most days. That's a huge change, really. Before this, I would get a single goal done in a day, or none. Seriously. So being able to do four is outstanding. And it makes me feel a better about myself.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 6, 2016 (Started Aug 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 7.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 20, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for paranoid schizophrenia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for psychosis disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for schizophrenia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I stopped Abilify about 1.5 years ago. I can't tell the difference.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Apr 13, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for psychosis disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for schizophrenia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (muscle rigidity, stiffness in legs, restless feeling in legs, weight gain, decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Mar 19, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for psychosis disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for schizophrenia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (muscle rigidity, stiffness in legs, restless feeling in legs, weight gain, decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Feb 25, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for psychosis disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for schizophrenia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (muscle rigidity, stiffness in legs, restless feeling in legs, weight gain, decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Aug 29, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for schizophrenia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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