User Reviews for Fanapt to treat Schizophrenia
Fanapt has an average rating of 6.3 out of 10 from a total of 18 reviews for the treatment of Schizophrenia. 56% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 28% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Fanapt
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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."
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"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!"
"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."
"I have only been taking Fanapt for a couple of months now and am happy to say it really works well and has less side effects then my previous medicines."
"I have shizoaffective bipolar type 1 and it is severe, Fanapt is the best prescription med I've ever taken. Absolutely no side effects."
"Amazing medicine, side effects minimal and results fast. Hallucinations, visual and auditory gone completely within days of starting this medication, also seemed to improve overall mood."
"This medicine has saved my life. I take it along with other medicines of course, but I can really tell the difference in my level of anxiety. Would recommend anyone with unrelenting anxiety to try."
"My son who is 27 has only been on this 2 days and he says he is socializing. Spoke to people, played ping pong."
"This is a miracle med its helped with the hallucinations and the paranoia"
"My daughter had great symptom control, but developed urinary and fecal incontinence after being on it for over a year. Back to looking for the next best medication."
"I've been on this medicine for 8 days and no side effects. I'm slowly coming off the Clozaril because it made me so tired and he put me on Fanapt. Giving it time."
"It worked well but horrible horrible Sexual side effects. No more ejaculation for man. Not recommended."
"I couldn't sleep at all. It made my heart beat fast. Overall physically I felt very uncomfortable and unstable. I stopped it and went back to Zyprexa."
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"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."