What is Abilify Discmelt?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Aripiprazole

Abilify® Discmelt® is a brand name for the orally disintegrating preparation of the drug aripiprazole. It is an atypical antipsychotic drug used in the treatment of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bipolar disorder 3 3
Major depressive disorder 2 3
Depressed mood 1 0
Inability to sleep 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Abilify Discmelt

Side effect Patients
Brain zaps 1
Dizziness 1
Drowsiness 1
Excessive anger 1
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1
Heat intolerance 1

Show all 9 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Abilify Discmelt

Dosage Patients
2 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Abilify Discmelt

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
Other 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Abilify Discmelt

Duration

Currently taking Abilify Discmelt

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1

Stopped taking Abilify Discmelt

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 3
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2 patient evaluations for Abilify Discmelt

Aug 2, 2012 (Started Sep 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (incontinence)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I experinced my eyes being a yellowish color. I suspect this medication caused.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 23, 2012 (Started Jun 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Side effects: sexual side effects, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Jul 4, 2011 (Started Jun 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sexual side effects, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Side effects: sexual side effects, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

  • 0 helpful marks
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