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Condition: Bipolar I Disorder with Most Recent Episode Mixed
7/17/2015 7:11:48 AM

Reviewer: Tpj9393, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
After many years of trial and error taking every new drug and having been hospitalized many times because of the side effects. Ive been using sasphris for about 4 years. If i miss adose psychotic mania looms ahead. I do get some very bothersome side effects. Facils ticks,grinding my teeth. Pacing pacing this one bothers everyone a great deal.i take klonipin to help the akathesia but if i take enou ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Bipolar I Disorder with Most Recent Episode Mixed
6/19/2014 2:11:17 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was on this medicine for 1 week and ended up very ill. I had diarrhea and vomiting so bad that I lost 10 pounds in three days. I would not recommend this medicine at all. My tongue was numb for about 20 minutes and had a stomach ache for the first three days. I ended up in the hospital and missed 2 days of work!

Condition: Bipolar I Disorder with Most Recent Episode Mixed
3/17/2014 8:51:31 PM

Reviewer: mdt118, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Really improved my mood and sleep. Much more energy, feel like my old self again. Con is weight gain, been on it for 3 months and have gained 40 lbs. Thought i could handle some weight gain as long as i was back to normal, but with this much gain, i am finding myself more depressed, feeling useless, fat and ugly. See doc in a week, have to get off this med.

Condition: Bipolar I Disorder with Most Recent Episode Mixed
3/14/2014 12:51:10 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Initially the medication seemed to work really well but now after about a month it has become less/ineffective. I have also experienced unusual weight gain which is not a positive. This medication is no longer a good option for me.

Condition: Bipolar I Disorder with Most Recent Episode Mixed
1/7/2014 1:27:39 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After two weeks of taking this medication, I ended up in hospital with pneumonia. I also developed paranoia which has never been an issue for me.

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