What is Cariprazine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Cariprazine is an antipsychotic medication that may be used for management of schizophrenia and bipolar mania

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bipolar I disorder 13 13
Bipolar II disorder 13 13
Paranoia 6 8
Mania 3 3
Bipolar disorder 2 1
Depressed mood 2 1

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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
Severe
8
Moderate
9
Mild
7
None
7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cariprazine

Side effect Patients
Restlessness (akathisia) 3
Aggravation 1
Constipation 1
Difficulty sleeping through night 1
Elevated blood pressure 1
Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) 1

Show all 28 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Cariprazine

Dosage Patients
3 mg daily 12
1.5 mg daily 7
4.5 mg daily 5
6 mg daily 4
1.5 mg twice daily 1
3.5 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Cariprazine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 8
Other 4
Did not seem to work 3
Doctor's advice 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Course of treatment ended 1
Expense 1
See all 14 patients who've stopped taking Cariprazine

Duration

Currently taking Cariprazine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 14
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Cariprazine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 27
Usually 1
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 27
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 6
$25-49 1
< $25 8
Not specified 15

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Cariprazine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 8
Lurasidone (Latuda) 7
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 4
Risperidone (Risperdal) 4
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) 3

Show all 13 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Cariprazine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Brexpiprazole (Rexulti) 2
Lurasidone (Latuda) 2
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) 2
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 1
asenapine (Saphris) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching to

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2 patient evaluations for Cariprazine

Feb 23, 2017 (Started Dec 14, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (restlessness (akathisia), nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 16, 2017 (Started Dec 14, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (restlessness (akathisia), nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've had decreased appetite since starting this medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 22, 2016 (Started Dec 14, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Feb 19, 2017 (Started Feb 16, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark
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