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Lost 5 kg while on this drug for the last 3 months. Although I am quite sleepy while on this drug, this is the first antipsychotic that I lost weight on after trying risperidone,olanzapine,abilify,Zoloft,vraylar
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I experienced severe restlessness, tardive dyskinesia and insomnia within 2 weeks of using Captyla. I recommend everyone be aware of how dangerous this drug is. I had to be hospitalized and now I’m left with over a $8,000 bill. Shame on the FDA.
This is one of the worst meds I've ever taken. Within the first 24 hours I was dizzy and pretty much fell out of bed. I called off work and couldn't get up without getting severely lightheaded. The next day I went to work but was sent home and had to be picked up because again I was lightheaded and very dizzy. I stopped taking it after day two and it took me about a week to feel normal again.
This drug makes me drowsy. I don't know right from left. My eyes are swollen like Sugar Ray Leonard hit me. If I say Mike Tyson, I wouldn't be writing this review. I have fallen down 2 times. The diarrhea is never ending. This drug is not for me.
I enjoy this medication he’ll of lot more than most of my other antipsychotics I tried. I feel amazing on it. I have suicidal ideation disorder, complex ptsd, bipolar one, bpd, a psychotic disorder with hallucinations and delusions both auditory and visual, skitzoaffective disorder, bulima, and fear of both large and small places, and social anxiety with social defiance disorder. This drug has been a miracle added with my other two medications. I for once in 35 years feel stable and have hope for my life. I have some tremors and restlessness but it is okay because sometimes you have to take the bad too to feel better!Read More Read Less
I was on for about 2 weeks and I stopped taking it on my own. It made me feel worse. I had severe headaches that my headache medicine didn't help much. It made me very shakey, manic, hungry, very angry over little things, very agitated and aggressive, increased SH or SI behavior, made my insomnia worst, bad dreams / nightmares, would cry easily and a lot, arms would jerk / spasm when trying to fall asleep. Since been off it a couple of days now my whole body hurts and is killing me like every bone, joint, muscle, tendon, and vein is hurting. It didn't help me think more clearly or positive. I couldn't think at work, I would just stare in space and negative thoughts flooded my head. People kept asking me if I was okay or ask me whats wrong. It also made me bruise very easily and still am. I did gain weight on this medication and only agreed with my doctor to try it because says doesn't cause weight gain and my doctor knows I refuse to take anything that'll make me gain weight. I gained about 10 lbs in short time I took it. I just saw my psychologist and she said I haven't been this bad or done the one SH behavior in a long time so obviously this medication made me worse. It's a shame too.Read More Read Less
I was so happy when my doctor suggested Caplyta for me. For some reason this time, it really felt like I should give it a shot. It has helped me stablize and stay calm. I’ve tried so many different drugs and never found one that helped me so much. Thank you
I was in a severe depression with suicidal ideation in 2022. My doctor asked me to try Caplyta and gave me some samples. I was hesitant to try it at first, as I am very sensitive to most medications and usually get the worst side effects. However, I noticed that I felt uplifted after taking this on the 4th day. I no longer felt hopeless! The second week I noticed that I felt "numb" and was ready to give up on the med but my husband encouraged me to keep going. The numbness went away the next week and from that point on, all was great! One thing I did notice, that I would get hypomania at times, however the depression has not come back and it has been 10 months on Caplyta. It helped me so much from going from severely depressed to feeling normal !Read More Read Less
This med is horrible worst med I've ever taken I'm more miserable now than I ever have been I'm on 42mg on and off for over 6 months now it's says no withdrawal that's BS I've tried 3 times to get off of it I can't the withdrawal is too much to bare I have knots iny stomach, horrible headache everyday I can't eat, it makes my blood sugar higher, I get shakes, I'm nauseous,I have anxiety and panic attacks, my balance is off horrible sweats and then ice cold idk how it ever got approved it's a terrible med please research before you decide to take it as it's not for everyone and I'm glad it works for some people Read More Read Less
This medication SAVED MY LIFE. I’ve been on many medications for bpd, bipolar 2, cptsd and etc with combination of lamotrigene . I was going through a really terrible time and this medication helped me pull myself out the lowest place I have ever been and only have motivation to succeed
I was on it for 2 weeks. The fact that it made you sleepy was perfect because you take it at bedtime and I’ve always had trouble sleeping. One morning I woke up and it was as if someone had thrown a bucket of ice water on my face. I had pretty much become bedridden due to my self imposed isolation over a 3 year period after retirement. I got and felt ALIVE. No grogginess. I have now been on it for a month. 1) zero ability to have any negative thoughts 2) i have been able to have no expectations 3).i have a tremendous desire to contact friends from long ago just to tell me them that I cherish their friendships. 4) i have been filled with joy and glee that continues. I’ve been under psychiatric care for 20 years. I’ve tried every kind of medicine available. 5) i am so happy to be able to express kindness with sincere empathy to someone 6) it is like a switch was flipped. My friends are perplexed that I’m suddenly so happy and so talkative. 7) PLEASE be Knowledgeable of the side effects but don’t let hem scare you. I have had none. 8);I would highly encourage trying it for 2 weeks. It takes time for it to kick. It is of my opinion that since drug companies are required to list the side effects, a lot of people might take it for 2 days and give up. 9) if it makes you violently Ill, of course stop it immediately 10 I truly feel like I want to go out and jump up and down. Never experienced anything like it. This medication is making me want to LIVE again.!Read More Read Less
The Dr put me on this, and within a few hours of taking it, my body temperature increased so much that I was literally going psychotic.. I always had my thoughts on the psychiatric profession and now I know for sure that it's a crock of shit!! They need to just legalize Euthanasia because the drugs they force on you are way worse than actually doing what's right and offer people that don't want to be alive a way out of pain!!
I love that I can get up early now and rest well most nights, but I'm having little "anger" and "paranoia" so I will have to tell my Dr. I've been on it 21 days.
I took this medication ONCE and ended up in the ER within 2 hours . I started developing strange vision, dizziness, and a burning sensation through out my body with fever . It felt as if someone put IV Contrast in me my body felt so hot all over on the inside but I was getting chills. I went to the ER and they said it’s due to the effect the medication had on my body. When I got home from the ER 3 hours later , I felt extreme nausea and headaches , difficulty walking. Today is the next day and I feel a bit better but still pretty weak and headache. I know this is my personal experience and it won’t affect everyone like this but I just wanted to warn. Also my depression and anxiety got very bad the next day. Read More Read Less
I have treatment-resistant BP2 depression. Within 4 days of taking Caplyta, the depression and anxiety were gone. This medication changed my life. Unfortunately, I developed severe burning from small-fiber neuropathy. It literally felt as if my skin was ripped off my legs and torso. There is almost no information on this side effect on the internet, even scholarly articles, and my psychiatrist said it was not the Caplyta causing the neuropathy. Well, he was wrong and animal studies suggest it causes neurotoxicity.Read More Read Less
Horrible - extremely tired and developed restless leg after 3 weeks. How this passed FDA approval is beyond me. Should be taken off market.
I was prescribed the lowest dose for BP2 depression. I took it for 2 weeks before the Restless Leg Syndrome started (RLS) I had to stop for that reason. Unbearable side effect for me.
Soo basically I was taking this medication in combo w others. I have ADHD, PTSD, and bipolar 1 mixed. I weaned off almost all of my meds and at the time I was not on a stim but now I am. After being taken off my meds I stayed on caplyta thinking it could help with my depression, now I am planning to go back on an antidepressant. Antipsychotics always make me a shell of a person but this made me feel worse for sure. I was in a state of eating a lot of junk for two months nothing crazy, but i tested to be almost pre diabetic, I am 22 yrs old! Fast forward two months later I am so tired after a dose into the NEXT DAY and mentally in loopholes. I overthink, ruminate, etc. It cognitively put me into a state of depersonalization like I did not feel like I could take less than 3 seconds to begin to form a sentence. The biggest hit was on my relationships because I didn’t want to hangout AT ALL knowing I would overthink EVERYTHING and just overall felt like a different person, isolating and ruminating on conversations, which made me introverted.Read More Read Less
This is a follow up from another post I did. I have been on this medication for several months and when I began taking it I only had days of side effects, dry mouth and headache. I have been experiencing depression and anxiety once again and my fatigue is so unbearable. I think the medication has stopped working for me and now I am back to where I was before starting it. I really don't think I want to continue taking it anymore as it is just making me extremely tired. I have no ambition to do anything once again. I am scheduled to see my doctor this week and will discuss what I am experiencing. Read More Read Less
I had suicidal ideation for almost a month this past winter. Sleeping 17 hours a day. Not showering. Awful. My doctor kept trying to get me to take this and I refused, because of googling bad side effects. _Finally, I said its either the hospital or I give it a shot. 8 days later, its been a miracle drug for me!! I'm sure praying, the springtime sun and getting a job helped with the depression but I swear this med helped save me. I take it at night with a little food...give it a whirl, you might just be over the top happy with the results! Blessings and love to you and your journey to recovery! Read More Read Less
I am 45 years old. Female. I have been on EVERY KIND OF MEDICATION you can think of. Sometimes up to ten at a time. I have never had any relief from any of them except Serequel because it made me sleep at least. I have been on this medication for five days. I was scared to death to take it because of the side affects I have been reading but I’m so desperate to get better and I had NO IDEA what better even meant because I’ve been so depressed and sad and mean my whole life. This medication has turned me a whole 360. The very next day I knew I felt differently and that is never happened to me before. I did experience some nausea and headache on a level one out of 10 but I actually feel happy and not annoyed by anyone friendly even my relationship is taking a turn for the better I feel absolutely amazing. Don’t be afraid of this medication try it. Read More Read Less
This is the worst medicine ever. When I first took it for 3 weeks it seemed like it worked. But One night woke up throwing up nauseous really bad. And stomach cramping. My head felt like it wanted to explode. One word for this medication "TRASH" IF your prescibed this medication BEWARE??
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