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 833 577
Depressed mood 476 322
Borderline personality disorder 168 107
Increase effect of another treatment 146 104
Major depressive disorder 116 97
Schizoaffective disorder 82 62

Show all 122 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 272
Moderate 276
Mild 274
None 432

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Aripiprazole

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 146
Restlessness (akathisia) 83
Anxious mood 40
Insomnia 40
Agitation 36
Drowsiness 34

Show all 347 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Aripiprazole

Dosage Patients
5 mg daily 64
10 mg daily 60
2 mg daily 37
15 mg daily 34
30 mg daily 21
20 mg daily 18
2.5 mg daily 4
7.5 mg daily 4
5 mg twice daily 4
1 mg daily 3

See all 32 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Aripiprazole

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 424
Did not seem to work 352
Doctor's advice 212
Other 120
Expense 100
Course of treatment ended 39
Personal research 35
Change in health plan coverage 33
See all 909 patients who've stopped taking Aripiprazole

Duration

Currently taking Aripiprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 20
6 months - 1 year 41
1 - 2 years 46
2 - 5 years 74
5 - 10 years 66
10 years or more 32

Stopped taking Aripiprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 246
1 - 6 months 212
6 months - 1 year 125
1 - 2 years 136
2 - 5 years 140
5 - 10 years 53
10 years or more 14
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 945
Usually 186
Sometimes 41
Never taken as prescribed 82
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 80
Somewhat hard to take 118
A little hard to take 213
Not at all hard to take 843
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 60
$100-199 32
$50-99 75
$25-49 130
< $25 455
Not specified 502

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Aripiprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 46
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 41
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 34
Risperidone (Risperdal) 25
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) 24

Show all 44 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Aripiprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 38
Lurasidone (Latuda) 32
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 28
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 18
Risperidone (Risperdal) 14

Show all 40 treatments patients report switching to

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82 patient evaluations for Aripiprazole

Feb 21, 2018 (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

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

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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