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 801 551
Depressed mood 451 293
Borderline personality disorder 154 96
Increase effect of another treatment 146 102
Major depressive disorder 107 91
Schizoaffective disorder 76 54

Show all 119 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
Severe 264
Moderate 262
Mild 265
None 399

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Aripiprazole

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 130
Restlessness (akathisia) 81
Anxious mood 39
Insomnia 39
Agitation 35
Drowsiness 34

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Aripiprazole

Dosage Patients
5 mg daily 81
10 mg daily 71
2 mg daily 39
15 mg daily 39
20 mg daily 31
30 mg daily 18
2.5 mg daily 6
7.5 mg daily 4
4 mg daily 3
5 mg twice daily 3

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Why patients stopped taking Aripiprazole

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 409
Did not seem to work 328
Doctor's advice 195
Other 112
Expense 98
Course of treatment ended 37
Personal research 35
Change in health plan coverage 30
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Duration

Currently taking Aripiprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 8
1 - 6 months 33
6 months - 1 year 37
1 - 2 years 50
2 - 5 years 91
5 - 10 years 81
10 years or more 29

Stopped taking Aripiprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 217
1 - 6 months 210
6 months - 1 year 127
1 - 2 years 129
2 - 5 years 131
5 - 10 years 48
10 years or more 12
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 893
Usually 180
Sometimes 38
Never taken as prescribed 79
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 79
Somewhat hard to take 117
A little hard to take 200
Not at all hard to take 794
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 59
$100-199 31
$50-99 75
$25-49 126
< $25 429
Not specified 470

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Aripiprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 49
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 37
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 30
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) 21
Risperidone (Risperdal) 20

Show all 39 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Aripiprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 36
Lurasidone (Latuda) 30
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 26
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 18
Risperidone (Risperdal) 11

Show all 41 treatments patients report switching to

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83 patient evaluations for Aripiprazole

Oct 19, 2017 (Started Sep 27, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Asperger's syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (stiffness in jaw, tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily

Oct 18, 2017 (Started Sep 27, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Asperger's syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (stiffness in jaw, tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 18, 2017 (Started May 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for prolactin increased)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: excess saliva

Aug 10, 2011 (Started May 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for suicidal ideation)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excess saliva, restlessness (akathisia))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: excess saliva

Aug 10, 2010 (Started May 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for suicidal ideation)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (excess saliva, restlessness (akathisia))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: excess saliva

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 12, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for schizophrenia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: just take it as prescribed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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