80 patient evaluations for Aripiprazole

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Feb 3, 2010 (Started Dec 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for visual hallucinations)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication caused severe muscle pain, especially in my forearms
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 20, 2010 (Started Apr 16, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 18, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Abilify was extremely helpful. Whereas before taking it I had very low functioning, now I have a mild to moderate level of functioning at home (because I'm wiped out from work-part time) and good functioning level at work, 'tho I still like to be alone-not conducive to my work. It also helps with some of my Asperger symptoms, which nothing else has.

Nov 23, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I first started taking Abilify in 2004, it was like I suddenly woke up and came to life. That's when I started talking, not a lot, but I was talking. It was the first medication for psychiatric purposes that really worked. I love it.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 18, 2010 (Started Dec 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia, anxious mood, restless feeling in legs, vivid dreams, agitation, loss of interest in life in general)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: the reason i stopped taking this is because i felt like i stopped caring about everything, basically i was emotionless. i stopped this and then my lithium a few weeks later and i feel so good right now!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: loss of interest in life in general, agitation, restless feeling in legs, anxious mood, vivid dreams, insomnia, nightmares

Dec 13, 2008 (Started Dec 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia, anxious mood, restless feeling in legs, vivid dreams, agitation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Side effects: loss of interest in life in general, agitation, restless feeling in legs, anxious mood, vivid dreams, insomnia, nightmares

Dec 12, 2008 (Started Dec 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia, anxious mood, vivid dreams, agitation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Side effects: loss of interest in life in general, agitation, restless feeling in legs, anxious mood, vivid dreams, insomnia, nightmares

  • 0 helpful marks

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, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 8, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 1, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for schizophrenia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I really didn't see any positive effects towards hallucinations.

  • 0 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

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: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take it at night because it can cause drowsiness.

  • 0 helpful marks
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