Skip to content

Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Saphris SL.

Overall User Ratings

225 Total User Reviews

User Reviews

«Previous 16-20 of 119 Next»
Condition: Bipolar I Disorder with Most Recent Episode Mixed
1/21/2013 10:58:23 AM

Reviewer: Oak Grove 1, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
At first, Saphris was wonderful for my mood. After 6 weeks I became depressed with anxiety. This continued and I continued to take the Saphris for ten more weeks then had an allergic reaction. (Gagging, pulling on throat, rapid heartbeat and uncontrolled shaking, all lasting 45 minutes.) So I stopped taking Saphris cold turkey. The withdrawal symptoms were very hard. Severe insomnia for 22 days. d ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Bipolar I Disorder with Most Recent Episode Mixed
1/2/2013 4:43:37 PM

Reviewer: ohhello, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had a couple of rare side effects: I woke up a few hours after taking the first dose with an inability to breathe automatically (especially disturbing because I was still incredibly sleepy) and painfully delayed speech. I was stuck in sort of a wordless prison for a second before I could make it to wherever words are kept. That went on for about an hour. Had to call 911 and spend the day having ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Bipolar I Disorder with Most Recent Episode Mixed
11/24/2012 12:11:55 PM

Reviewer: Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My psychiatrist added saphris to wellbutrin, lamictal and cymbalta. This combination works for me and it's great for sleep. I don't know how anybody could take it in the morning. I find it very sedating. The taste is yucky too. I dry the area under my tongue with a tissue before I take it and then I hold it there (no moving your tongue). This way there's less saliva coming up on the ta ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Bipolar I Disorder with Most Recent Episode Mixed
11/10/2012 8:22:02 AM

Reviewer: Jack, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This drug has worked for me. If the world goes to hell I'll be kicking in the back door of the pharmacy to get this. I no longer have racing or suicidal thoughts. When I get extra, I save it up because I don't want to run out. I hope the effectiveness doesn't wear off.

Condition: Bipolar I Disorder with Most Recent Episode Mixed
10/30/2012 6:31:43 PM

Reviewer: Karen, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Saphris has helped me a lot, but it tastes so bitter you have to be careful how you take it. Insist that your psych prescribe the black cherry flavored saphris. It's still bad tasting, but is 100% better than the original. After removing the pill from the foil pack, place it in the middle area under your tongue. Avoid talking or moving your tongue for the required 10 min. This takes patience ... Show Full Comment

«Previous 16-20 of 119 Next»

Ask the pharmacist

Questions about medications? Get expert answers by video or live chat about allergies, pregnancy, sleep, and more.
See the Ask the Pharmacist event schedule.

Ask a Question

Popular Slideshows & Tools on WebMD

MS Overview
Recognizing symptoms.
feet
Solutions for 19 types.
pregnancy test and calendar
Helping you get pregnant.
build a better butt
How to build a better butt.
lone star tick
How to identify that bite.
woman standing behind curtains
How it affects you.
brain scan with soda
Tips to avoid complications.
row of colored highlighter pens
Tips for living better.
psoriasis
How to keep flares at bay.
woman dreaming
What Do Your Dreams Say About You?
spinal compression fracture
Treatment options.

Newsletters

Subscribe to free WebMD newsletters.

  • WebMD Daily

    WebMD Daily

    Subscribe to the WebMD Daily, and you'll get today's top health news and trending topics, and the latest and best information from WebMD.

  • Men's Health

    Men's Health

    Subscribe to the Men's Health newsletter for the latest on disease prevention, fitness, sex, nutrition, and more from WebMD.

  • Women's Health

    Women's Health

    Subscribe to the Women's Health newsletter for the latest on disease prevention, fitness, sex, diet, anti-aging, and more from WebMD.

By clicking Submit, I agree to the WebMD Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy

WebMD the app

Get trusted health information. Whenever. Wherever... with your iPhone, iPad or Android.

Find Out More
IMPORTANT: About This Section and Other User-Generated Content on WebMD

The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatment or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.

Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.