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.

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Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bipolar disorder 844 592
Depressed mood 494 331
Borderline personality disorder 173 117
Increase effect of another treatment 145 106
Major depressive disorder 122 102
Schizoaffective disorder 88 65

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  • 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 280
Moderate 287
Mild 288
None 443

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Aripiprazole

Side effect Patients Percentage
Weight gain 152
Restlessness (akathisia) 86
Anxious mood 40
Insomnia 40
Agitation 36
Drowsiness 35

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Aripiprazole

Dosage Patients Percentage
5 mg daily 55
10 mg daily 43
20 mg daily 23
2 mg daily 21
15 mg daily 21
30 mg daily 14
2.5 mg daily 5
7.5 mg daily 4
2 mg twice daily 3
4 mg daily 3

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Why patients stopped taking Aripiprazole

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Reason Patients Percentage
Side effects too severe 434
Did not seem to work 355
Doctor's advice 217
Other 126
Expense 100
Course of treatment ended 38
Personal research 36
Change in health plan coverage 34
See all 932 patients who've stopped taking Aripiprazole

Duration

Currently taking Aripiprazole

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 16
6 months - 1 year 16
1 - 2 years 31
2 - 5 years 70
5 - 10 years 53
10 years or more 27

Stopped taking Aripiprazole

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 251
1 - 6 months 221
6 months - 1 year 126
1 - 2 years 137
2 - 5 years 143
5 - 10 years 56
10 years or more 16
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 975
Usually 196
Sometimes 43
Never taken as prescribed 84
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 82
Somewhat hard to take 124
A little hard to take 221
Not at all hard to take 871
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 61
$100-199 32
$50-99 78
$25-49 130
< $25 477
Not specified 520

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Aripiprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 48
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 40
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 35
Risperidone (Risperdal) 30
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) 26

Show all 45 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Aripiprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 42
Lurasidone (Latuda) 40
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 29
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 18
Risperidone (Risperdal) 14

Show all 41 treatments patients report switching to

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82 patient evaluations for Aripiprazole

Jan 25, 2019 (Started Nov 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for visual hallucinations)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for ruminating thoughts)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for hallucinations)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for auditory hallucinations)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sluggishness, weight gain, difficulty waking up, muscle twitching (fasciculations))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 23, 2018 (Started Nov 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for auditory hallucinations)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for hallucinations)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for ruminating thoughts)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for visual hallucinations)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sluggishness, weight gain, difficulty waking up, muscle twitching (fasciculations))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Nothing else to add.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 14, 2019 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 27, 2018 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 10, 2018 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take what is prescribed, when it’s prescribed to be taken, and everyone is much happier (especially my amazing, God-given wife)!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 7, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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