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Saphris

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4.8  Effectiveness
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Saphris, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 6.4% 19.1% 59.6% 8.5% 6.4%
Balance/Equilibrium 4.3% 14.9% 68.1% 8.5% 4.3%
Blood Pressure 2.1% 2.1% 89.4% 6.4% 0%
Breathing 0% 8.5% 85.1% 4.3% 2.1%
Confidence 8.5% 10.6% 48.9% 14.9% 17%
Coordination/Motor Skills 2.1% 6.4% 72.3% 14.9% 4.3%
Digestion 2.1% 2.1% 83% 6.4% 6.4%
Emotional Well-being 10.6% 10.6% 44.7% 17% 17%
Energy 17% 8.5% 38.3% 21.3% 14.9%
Eyesight 2.1% 2.1% 80.9% 10.6% 4.3%
Memory 4.3% 14.9% 57.4% 17% 6.4%
Mental Clarity 12.8% 12.8% 42.6% 8.5% 23.4%
Pain 0% 6.4% 83% 6.4% 4.3%
Patience 4.3% 17% 44.7% 17% 17%
Sexual Health 2.1% 4.3% 72.3% 10.6% 10.6%
Skin Complexion 0% 2.1% 89.4% 2.1% 6.4%
Sleep 14.9% 25.5% 27.7% 19.1% 12.8%
Stress Level 8.5% 19.1% 44.7% 12.8% 14.9%
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Commonly Reported Saphris Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Allergic Reaction 93% 0% 2.3% 0% 4.7%
Anxiety 61% 19.5% 4.9% 9.8% 4.9%
Blurred Vision 80.6% 12.9% 3.2% 0% 3.2%
Breathing Difficulties 85.2% 11.1% 0% 3.7% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 71.9% 0% 9.4% 9.4% 9.4%
Change in Weight 53.1% 21.9% 6.2% 9.4% 9.4%
Cold Symptoms 85.2% 3.7% 3.7% 3.7% 3.7%
Confusion 77.8% 7.4% 7.4% 3.7% 3.7%
Constipation 61.1% 11.1% 22.2% 5.6% 0%
Coordination / Balance Problems 50% 28.6% 0% 14.3% 7.1%
Dehydration / Thirst 78.6% 0% 21.4% 0% 0%
Depression 70.4% 3.7% 14.8% 7.4% 3.7%
Diarrhea 82.9% 9.8% 7.3% 0% 0%
Dizziness 66.7% 15.6% 8.9% 4.4% 4.4%
Drowsiness 42.2% 20% 8.9% 13.3% 15.6%
Dry Mouth 76.7% 7% 4.7% 9.3% 2.3%
Eye / Vision Problems 78.1% 6.2% 6.2% 6.2% 3.1%
Fatigue 60% 15.6% 11.1% 4.4% 8.9%
Fever 96.3% 3.7% 0% 0% 0%
Gas 74.1% 7.4% 0% 14.8% 3.7%
Headache 68.9% 8.9% 13.3% 8.9% 0%
Increased Urination 78.6% 7.1% 0% 14.3% 0%
Indigestion 81.2% 6.2% 0% 9.4% 3.1%
Insomnia 77.8% 3.7% 3.7% 11.1% 3.7%
Irregular Heartbeat 85.2% 7.4% 3.7% 3.7% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 72.1% 11.6% 7% 7% 2.3%
Mood Swings 70.4% 14.8% 7.4% 0% 7.4%
Movement Problems 75% 9.4% 3.1% 6.2% 6.2%
Muscle Cramping 81.5% 0% 7.4% 11.1% 0%
Muscle Spasms 90.9% 0% 0% 9.1% 0%
Muscle Stiffness 63.6% 18.2% 9.1% 9.1% 0%
Nausea 81.4% 9.3% 4.7% 4.7% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 74.1% 11.1% 7.4% 3.7% 3.7%
Sexual Dysfunction 68.3% 9.8% 9.8% 7.3% 4.9%
Stomach Ache 85.2% 7.4% 0% 7.4% 0%
Thinning / Loss of Hair 81.2% 6.2% 3.1% 3.1% 6.2%
Vomiting 90.6% 6.2% 3.1% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Saphris Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Alteration in Blood Platelets 96.9% 3.1% 0% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 78.6% 7.1% 0% 14.3% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 72.7% 9.1% 9.1% 9.1% 0%
Change in Weight 81.8% 0% 0% 0% 18.2%
Chest Pain 90.6% 9.4% 0% 0% 0%
Confusion 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Cramping of Head and/or Neck 81.8% 9.1% 9.1% 0% 0%
Decreased Number of Blood Cells 96.9% 3.1% 0% 0% 0%
Facial Paralysis 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Facial Tics 90.9% 0% 9.1% 0% 0%
Fidgeting and/or Pacing 63.6% 9.1% 18.2% 9.1% 0%
Increased Depression 78.1% 9.4% 6.2% 3.1% 3.1%
Kidney Damage 96.9% 3.1% 0% 0% 0%
Lip Licking 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Lip Smacking 81.8% 18.2% 0% 0% 0%
Liver Damage 96.9% 3.1% 0% 0% 0%
Loss of Consciousness 87.5% 3.1% 3.1% 3.1% 3.1%
Movement Problems 72.7% 9.1% 9.1% 9.1% 0%
Muscle Spasms 84.4% 6.2% 6.2% 3.1% 0%
Reduced Libido 93.8% 0% 6.2% 0% 0%
Seizures 96.9% 3.1% 0% 0% 0%
Shuffling of Feet 72.7% 0% 27.3% 0% 0%
Skin Problems 87.5% 0% 6.2% 0% 6.2%
Suicidal Tendencies 87.5% 9.4% 0% 0% 3.1%
Thrusting / Rolling of the Tongue 90.9% 0% 0% 9.1% 0%
Thyroid Problems 96.9% 0% 3.1% 0% 0%
Tremors 92.9% 0% 7.1% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Saphris
Since taking Saphris Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 0.7%
Blindness 0.7%
Fall 3.9%
Heart attack 0.7%
Hospitalization 2%
Seizure 0.7%
Stroke 0.7%
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User Comments about Saphris
10 Nov 2013 Saphris is helping me tremendously but I wake up every morning with severe pain in the joint area of my hip. I am hoping this goes away with use but if not I will have to stop taking this. I can barely walk in the mornings and can feel it throughout the day. However my mood and overall outlook on life is 1,000 times better. Which is why I hope that the joint pain does decrease because I've never been this happy and 'normal' in my life
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20 Jan 2013 I noticed an increase in OCD thoughts as I have OCD and was wondering if this is what is causing this!
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21 Dec 2012 helped bipolar better than any other medication
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03 Aug 2012 The first month I took saphris I had problems with waking up in the mornings. I was sluggish. My taste buds changed due to the numbness of the medication in my mouth. I had been on Geodon for years. The problem I had with it was I was numbed by my feelings. Rage seemed to be the only emotion that appeared to others that I was expressing. I could not cry. If I was upset (feeling hurt) like sadness, it would come out as panic and rage. My doctor switched me to Saphris and the first month I took it I felt calmer and more emotional. I could cry. The rage moods stopped. It also aleviated the anxiety so that I don't have to take as much klonipin. I have not had a panic attack and have been off the Saphris for 5 months now I stopped taking it because it would knock me out and I could not be awakened. I would have unusual dreams, restless leg syndrome and headaches. The second month I took it I began to feel unmotivative and tired. I gained weight in my upper abdominal area which worried me about onset diabetes. I cut back on the medication to see if it would help and it didn't. I was having very hard times waking up. I began feeling emotional and having self asteem problems. The headaches and sleepiness made me taper off the drug. At first I had problems waking up often at night. Emotionally I began feeling stable. Physically I have had problems with severe joint pain in my jaw, hips, and knees. I am going for a physical with my family treating doctor to check my blood sugar. I feel like my blood sugar might be high. I have gained weight in my upper abdominal area, I have reflux problems, I feel dehydrated all the time. I urinated more frequently and I have no energy at all. My joints flare up with pain. I tried walking (exercise) 3 miles a day to lose the weight. Within a week my right hip hurt so bad I could hardly walk. I ended up with blisters under my second toes and blood biisters under my right big toe nail and second toe. I lost my big toe nail. I have also had allergies where my sinus area on my face itched and the skin would be dry and inflammed and my eyes would itch so bad that I would have to take an antihistimine to get relief. I know with Geodon I felt more energy and self confidence, but I also had this air about myself that I was entiltled, numb about people around me. With the Saphris it took me to the opposite scale, tired and too emotional. Right now I feel very tired all the time. I am going to my treating physician because I am at menapause and have blood sugar problems. My mood has been one of concern, but I am not depressed. I think I need to have a physical to see if I am suffering from other possible reasons. I know one thing though all of the mood sabilizing drugs that I have taken in the last 7 years have all possible side effects of onset diabetes.
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08 Dec 2011 As for mood control, saphris does work enough to keep the irritability down. However, I feel it is causing my immune system to go down to cause cold symptoms and lack of energy. I still have to make a little more effort to accomplish my tasks for the day. I even take a nap in the morning after my husband goes to work and my daughter to school. I also live in Wa state and the mold and mildew are causing horrible allergies. It is hard to determine if ii is the allergies of the cold. Before, I hardly got sick at all. I have a physical next week. Let's see what happens.
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