What is Aripiprazole?

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Aripiprazole is an antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and irritability associated with autism. It has also been used in children for aggression, conduct disorder, and Tourette syndrome; and psychosis/agitation related to Alzheimer's.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bipolar disorder 852 608
Depressed mood 509 345
Borderline personality disorder 173 117
Increase effect of another treatment 144 106
Major depressive disorder 121 101
Schizoaffective disorder 84 69

Show all 124 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 283
Moderate 293
Mild 294
None 463

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Aripiprazole

Side effect Patients Percentage
Weight gain 153
Restlessness (akathisia) 86
Anxious mood 40
Insomnia 40
Drowsiness 36
Agitation 35

Show all 303 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Aripiprazole

Dosage Patients Percentage
10 mg daily 28
5 mg daily 27
15 mg daily 19
20 mg daily 11
2 mg daily 10
30 mg daily 5
7.5 mg daily 2
1 mg m,w,f 1
30 mg monthly 1
1 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Aripiprazole

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Reason Patients Percentage
Side effects too severe 444
Did not seem to work 368
Doctor's advice 220
Other 125
Expense 103
Course of treatment ended 39
Personal research 38
Change in health plan coverage 36
See all 950 patients who've stopped taking Aripiprazole

Duration

Currently taking Aripiprazole

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 39
5 - 10 years 31
10 years or more 24

Stopped taking Aripiprazole

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 256
1 - 6 months 226
6 months - 1 year 130
1 - 2 years 142
2 - 5 years 145
5 - 10 years 55
10 years or more 17
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 999
Usually 202
Sometimes 45
Never taken as prescribed 87
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 88
Somewhat hard to take 125
A little hard to take 224
Not at all hard to take 896
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 61
$100-199 30
$50-99 76
$25-49 130
< $25 491
Not specified 545

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Aripiprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 51
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 40
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 35
Risperidone (Risperdal) 32
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) 27

Show all 45 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Aripiprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 42
Lurasidone (Latuda) 41
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 28
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 19
Risperidone (Risperdal) 14

Show all 43 treatments patients report switching to

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81 patient evaluations for Aripiprazole

Apr 3, 2020 (Started Jun 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 6, 2019 (Started Jun 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 21, 2018 (Started Jun 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

Aug 2, 2016 (Started Jun 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark

Feb 7, 2020 (Started Dec 09, 2019)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for racing thoughts)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 15, 2020 (Started Jul 01, 2019)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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