4 patient evaluations for Aripiprazole with a cost of $200+

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May 26, 2012 (Started Jun 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (apathy)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication really saved my life. It acts like a fire retardant blanket over my intense emotions. Now I experience emotions at a controllable and pleasant intensity level. When I took it alone (without any other medication) it did lead to a flat lined type of apathy. It was unpleasant and caused depression. This has been alleviated by the addition of Lamotrigine. Abilify does still cause general mental slowness, that increases with a higher dosage, however my doctor and I have managed this symptom to a tolerable level with a very low dose.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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Apr 18, 2011 (Started Apr 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Side effects
    Mild (blurry vision, depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: side affects included blurry visions and a flu-like feeleing, I tried this twice
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: depressed mood, blurry vision

Aug 6, 2010 (Started Apr 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (blurry vision, depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: depressed mood, blurry vision

Jul 6, 2010 (Started Apr 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: depressed mood, blurry vision

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 23, 2011 (Started Jan 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for mania)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 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

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