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User Reviews for Iloperidone

Also known as: Fanapt

Iloperidone has an average rating of 6.9 out of 10 from a total of 36 ratings on Drugs.com. 58% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 21% reported a negative experience.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Schizophrenia  
6.1
19 reviews 49 medications
Bipolar Disorder  Off-label
8.7
10 reviews 32 medications
Psychosis  
6.5
7 reviews 18 medications
Summary of Iloperidone reviews 6.9 36 reviews

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Reviews for Iloperidone

Anonymous · February 5, 2012

Fanapt (iloperidone) for Bipolar Disorder: “Fanapt was the third medication I tried to treat mood swings associated with Bipolar Disorder. It has worked wonders for me! It decreased my emotional reactivity so that I am able to perform well at work. I have less anxiety and my hypomanic episodes are not only fewer, but also less intense. I really wish that it was less expensive, though. My insurance will not cover it and even if it did, it is so expensive that it would consume more than half of my annual benefit allotment. I hope I can find a way to continue taking it. It has made such a difference for me.”

10 / 10
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JakalSwitch · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · November 13, 2016

Fanapt (iloperidone) for Schizophrenia: “Fanapt is the first medicine we've tried where I can function because of the medicine. I can hold a job now, the paranoia is wayyy down, and I only get a few hallucinations throughout the day. My mind isn't quite as sharp, and the dry throat gets pretty bad, but other than that, this drug has saved my life. I've been on it for 8 months now.”

9 / 10
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SusieQ41 · January 2, 2011

Fanapt (iloperidone): “I take Fanapt for Bi-Polar Disorder and Anxiety. Have been on Fanapt for several months and have had great results with it. I missed 2 doses and could see a huge difference in myself. I would recommend it to anyone. I haven't had any side effects from it. It's been great.”

8 / 10
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Fanapt Fan · December 19, 2013

Fanapt (iloperidone) for Psychosis: “This medication has changed my life. It helps me with my psychosis, depression, and anxiety, with virtually no side effects. It made me tired initially but that didn't last longer than a week. I also lost a few pounds which is great because I had gained lots of weight on other medicines. I LOVE Fanapt! I'm a new person on this medication and for the first time in my life, I am doing well in school.”

10 / 10
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Babybaker · Taken for 1 to 2 years · September 4, 2019

Fanapt (iloperidone) for Schizophrenia: “I have been taking 12 mg Fanapt for more than a year. My symptoms have become tolerable but the side effects are annoying. I am tired all the time and my whole body is sore. I don't think the benefits out way the side effects so I'm going to move on to the next medicine.”

3 / 10
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Naava · Taken for 2 to 5 years · May 3, 2019

Fanapt (iloperidone) for Schizophrenia: “I was on 24mg of Fanapt for about 2.5 years. Prior to that I had tried probably every antipsychotic and the only ones that worked were Seroquel and Zyprexa but I gained 60lbs on them. I finally came to the realization that Fanapt wasn't actually doing much for me. I still had hallucinations and delusions and was acting crazy so I decided to come off it because I didn't see the point in taking it anymore. I do have to say it had the least side effects compared to others I've taken. The only thing it helped was my daily cycling of bipolar disorder but I'd rather not take anything than take an antipsychotic. After quitting Fanapt I've lost all the weight.”

6 / 10
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buddygrl · December 12, 2014

Fanapt (iloperidone) for Bipolar Disorder: “At first I thought it was helpful because I want to remain open and optimistic, I do think the medication helped with some anxiety. The side effects for me were so negative. It became very clear once off the Fanapt how the side effects were adversely impacting me. I had severe joint and muscle pain as a result of taking Fanapt. I can deal with a little anxiety. My other medications take care of that Lamictal and Topamax. Fanapt side effects outweigh the benefits for me. Yoga and breathing exercises and mindful meditation. Also the restlessness and dry nasal passage ways and feeling that I had to constantly have to move and shuffling of my feet as well as the long term possible tardive dyskinesia. ”

1 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 2 years · October 26, 2012

Fanapt (iloperidone) for Psychosis: “I was put on Fanapt for my Bipolar a little over a year ago. I also take other medicines, but this one really did the trick for me and got me on track. I do struggle with the drowsiness and take it early in the evening in order to get up the next morning... but it is worth it to me.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years · March 28, 2017

Fanapt (iloperidone) for Psychosis: “I've been on this medicine since March 28, 2014 and it's currently 3/28/2017. Very effective medicine with no weight gain, but it takes away my ability to ejaculate which I sometimes miss. I've really been waiting on the injection version to be available as this is the best medicine we've found for me for depression and psychosis and I'd like to try the shot. Our insurance Aetna & medicaid covers the co-pay entirely. This medicine is great for anyone suffering from schizophrenia, depression, autism, or bi-polar. I've been diagnosed with all four. Other medicines I've tried are Latuda which gave me the need to constantly move akathesia, I've been on nearly every medicine and I'd recommend this one the highest , I also take clonidine to sleep”

9 / 10
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sjAimee · April 14, 2010

Fanapt (iloperidone) for Psychosis: “I've been on this for a month. The symptoms I was put on this medicine to control are under control. It's worked great for that. The problem lies with the side effects. I'm sleepy constantly. I went from sleeping less than 4 hours a night to sleeping more than 12 hours a day. I'm exhausted. I've put on weight and I have a stuffy nose, head cold symptoms all the time. If I miss a dose the cold like symptoms let up but when I take the next dose its back in full force. I have been "sick" for the last month. No medicine that I've been put on for the "cold/allergies" help. It has to be the Fanapt causing it. I'm miserable. I stopped taking it 2 days ago and the cold just magically went away. Imagine that!”

4 / 10
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smiley.82 · December 28, 2016

Fanapt (iloperidone) for Schizophrenia: “I've taken Fanapt for about a month and it feels as though I'm taking nothing for my mental illness. Plus I'm achy all over, have heart palpitations and feel agitated all the time. I'm going back to zyprexa”

2 / 10
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vinman563 · July 16, 2013

Fanapt (iloperidone) for Psychosis: “I was put on this a few days ago. It does seem to level out my mood and it seems to make me "spin out" a lot less. Sleeping better after stressful situations and am bouncing back from emotional setbacks much better. Only problem so far is I am unable to ejaculate. Hoping they find something that will allow me a sex life though. I am dizzy and groggy on it too. But I will definitely use this if no other treatment gives me the peace that Fanapt does.”

6 / 10
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Missy · Taken for less than 1 month · April 1, 2019

Fanapt (iloperidone): “Hi I just started taking like 5 days ago. I feel like I’m high as a kite. My eyes look like I’m high also, very weird. My Dr cut my dose down. It has helped with anxiety but having hard time functioning. Hoping gets better with time”

6 / 10
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Psychotic Epileptic · Taken for less than 1 month · March 7, 2016

Fanapt (iloperidone) for Psychosis: “So far nothing but the worst dry mouth I ever experienced. It hasn't even been a week and I am not sure if I can do this. HORRIBLE THIRST! I even wake up in my sleep to drink water and it doesn't help. I have temporal lobe epilepsy and my seizure activity causes schizophrenia like complications. I REALLY WANT THIS TO WORK! I'm worried about diabetes. I wonder if I am having a reaction with my other medications. So far no seizures though.”

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nicolelett · Taken for 1 to 6 months · May 29, 2016

For Bipolar Disorder: “Fanapt is my fourth medication since September when I was finally diagnosed with Bipolar 2. Abilify, Latuda, and geodon made me feel like I wanted to come out of my skin. I was misdiagnosed for years. But this medication, in addition to my treatment plan, has completely changed my life. It did make me quite edgy at first and I still felt "unstable", so my doctor added Lithium last week to my Paxil,Lamictal,and Fanapt. I am feeling better than I have ever felt. I feel truly alive for the first time in my life. I go to counseling every week and I haven't missed one appointment since I started in September. So I'm doing my part as well. Thank God for therapy and medication!”

10 / 10
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Tony · December 14, 2020

Fanapt (iloperidone) for Schizophrenia: “Been on Fanapt since 2016 until I stopped taking it, and got myself in trouble. We then started trying different medications including Latuda, Abilify and Invega. I got back on in 2018 and it seems like this is the only one that keeps me stable, lessens the hallucinations, delusions and anger, along with keeping me out of trouble and from doing crazy things. The Latuda caused tardive dyskinesia and caused me to not sit still. It also caused nerve damage in my body which later I had to be treated for. The Invega made me very tired and I was unable to work full-time. However, unfortunately the side effects are really bad. I’m unable to ejaculate and enjoy having sex with my wife. I also am frequently tired and am restless throughout the day. The other terrible side effect included is the massive weight gain.”

4 / 10
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Gusto23 · Taken for 1 to 6 months · February 27, 2016

For Bipolar Disorder: “Bipolar depression diagnosed and have tried Abilify, Geodon, Respirdal. all made me uneasy inside. Like I couldn't stop moving or like I needed to because my mind kept telling me to. I just couldn't sit still, watch tv, or worst part I couldn't sit through Sunday Mass. Doctor put me on 2mg of Fanapt and its like I should've been on it all along. I can do all the stuff I want to do and not slip so deep into a depression. Also, he gave me a voucher that pays $200.00 per prescription so my copay is exactly $4.65. It's also good for a whole year. I was paying $50 on all the other stuff.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · November 9, 2011

For Bipolar Disorder: “I have Bipolar I disorder and have been on Seroquel, Geodon and now Fanapt. It has worked wonders for me and the only side effect I have is a stuffy nose. Life is brighter, stable and I can laugh now. You will pry Fanapt out of my cold, dead hands!”

10 / 10
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John Q Logan · April 10, 2015

For Bipolar Disorder: “the Fanapt has eased my mood swings considerably but alone it wasn't enough since I am such a rapid cycler topomax was added as well and I feel that without these medications I would more than likely have been turned into an incoherent babbling idiot by the pharmaceutical list I was on before”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · January 10, 2015

For Bipolar Disorder: “I am on a small dose of this to help me with anxiety that brintellix doesn't alleviate. Only 0.5 mg.dose but it does the trick. Insurance covers it but I still need to pay about $150 out of pocket each month. I wish it wasn't so expensive.”

9 / 10
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acrkb2 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · December 5, 2013

For Bipolar Disorder: “I'm a 22 year old guy who went on Fanapt about 8 months ago for bipolar disorder. I'm pretty sure it helped me function in college again, calmed me down, stabilized my mood. The one problem was it demolished most of my sexual functioning: I completely lost the ability to ejaculate, could rarely get and keep an erection, and had significantly less sex drive. I have been talking to my psychiatrist about going off Fanapt soon because I don't think it is worth the sexual side effects.”

7 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 2 years · January 10, 2021

Fanapt (iloperidone) for Schizophrenia: “Started fanapt after trying a few different medications, which either didn’t work or had side effects. Fanapt works great for hallucinations and paranoia. However, like others have said, men cannot ejaculate. Personally fanapt has been the best so far.”

10 / 10
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tpdgmashley · April 1, 2014

For Bipolar Disorder: “I began taking Fanapt back in December of 2013 as recommended a psychiatrist when in the psych ward getting my anti-psychotic med readjusted. It works good. I won't say great because I have not had any more problems since taking it. I have a couple side effects that are listed. but would get them anyway either due to my brain injury or other medications that I take.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month · July 21, 2013

For Schizophrenia: “I have schizoaffective disorder. Got most of the 'call your doctor' side effects. Was so cold, I was freezing in a tub of scalding water. Body aches were worse than the time I broke my arm. Couldn't stop shaking or twitching. i am absolutely terrified of this medication.”

1 / 10
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thatonedrug · Taken for less than 1 month · June 4, 2021

Fanapt (iloperidone) for Schizophrenia: “So I just started on Fanapt yesterday my auditory hallucinations are meh. But now I have issues with not being able to orgasm even after an hour (I'm a guy). So I realized this drug might be great for my mental health condition, but if you want a sex life and your 25 like me don't take the drug side effects are not what you want!”

3 / 10
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