Long-term use of Fanapt (Iloperidone) and effect on heart

Posted by terkur @terkur, Jan 9 4:16am

How much of a very low dose for 8 years prescribed Fanapt/iliperodone by “a
psychiatrist” for non schitzophrenic minor reason after a triple bypass effect my now serious heart conditon over the 8 years including later years now in particular the Qt and Ejection Fraction and myocardial infarction at some point didnt know about and can these improve when not takeing this prescription??

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Welcome to Connect @terkur.
While I did not find anything directly referring to Fanapt, I’d like to offer this information from the American College of Cardiology – https://www.cardiosmart.org/Healthwise/d074/41/d07441

I’m tagging a few members and Mentors who are active in the Heart discussions – @hopeful33250 @thankful @predictable @anniegk @ellamster @bobbecker – and @lisalucier who is the moderator for the Mental Health groups on Connect.

I also encourage you to view this discussion, "Link between Seroquel and Heart Problems?” https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/link-between-seroquel-and-heart-problems/ where you will meet @majic @tib85 @pianista @heartpolar and other members; I hope they will be able to shed more light on your question.

@terkur, you mentioned, you were prescribed Fanapt by ”a psychiatrist” for non-schizophrenic minor reasons after a triple bypass – are you able to share a bit more? A bypass is a major procedure; did the doctor perhaps recommend Fanapt for anxiety?

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@terkur
Hello there,
I’m very curious why you were prescribed such a powerful medication for a supposedly minor problem. Would you be willing to share your diagnosis at the time this medication was prescribed. Although I’m not familiar with any off label use for this medication I suppose there may be some however being an antipsychotic it’s primarily used for mental and mood disorders. Also do you currently have heart failure? What is your current Cardiac diagnosis and do you know your ejection fraction?
I imagine you’re already aware that there are Cardiovascular side effects. I don’t know if those are those are dose related or to the length of use or what.
The one thing I am sure of is that I personally would never use an anti-psychotic medication unless I had a serious illness and was absolutely convinced that I required that particular type of medication.
Wishing you the the best,
Jake

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@terkur
Hi again,
Did you have any Cardiovascular issues at the time you were prescribed this medicine?
Take care,
Jake

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@kanaazpereira

Welcome to Connect @terkur.
While I did not find anything directly referring to Fanapt, I’d like to offer this information from the American College of Cardiology – https://www.cardiosmart.org/Healthwise/d074/41/d07441

I’m tagging a few members and Mentors who are active in the Heart discussions – @hopeful33250 @thankful @predictable @anniegk @ellamster @bobbecker – and @lisalucier who is the moderator for the Mental Health groups on Connect.

I also encourage you to view this discussion, "Link between Seroquel and Heart Problems?” https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/link-between-seroquel-and-heart-problems/ where you will meet @majic @tib85 @pianista @heartpolar and other members; I hope they will be able to shed more light on your question.

@terkur, you mentioned, you were prescribed Fanapt by ”a psychiatrist” for non-schizophrenic minor reasons after a triple bypass – are you able to share a bit more? A bypass is a major procedure; did the doctor perhaps recommend Fanapt for anxiety?

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the fanapt was prescribed maybe about 2 years after the bybass in 2010. For basicly if anything , anxiety 1mg per day . Was told it was not for schitzophrenia "but to take the edge off" and it can be prescrebed for other things.But i never knew till now on my own about all the bad things about it that are actually what the reports show till now when i researched finding it matched what now is my problem and sugester d defibulator. The presriber kept on saying its ok to take and even now with a recent ef 33 and Qt in the 170 and turning out hes a bad situation.

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i really need to know being off this from that guy will help bring my numbers down to not have an icd iam very active working etc or has the damage been done. He never even saw me but every year and half to two years. And i trusted the safeness he claimed and knew of my heart situation

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@jakedduck1

@terkur
Hello there,
I’m very curious why you were prescribed such a powerful medication for a supposedly minor problem. Would you be willing to share your diagnosis at the time this medication was prescribed. Although I’m not familiar with any off label use for this medication I suppose there may be some however being an antipsychotic it’s primarily used for mental and mood disorders. Also do you currently have heart failure? What is your current Cardiac diagnosis and do you know your ejection fraction?
I imagine you’re already aware that there are Cardiovascular side effects. I don’t know if those are those are dose related or to the length of use or what.
The one thing I am sure of is that I personally would never use an anti-psychotic medication unless I had a serious illness and was absolutely convinced that I required that particular type of medication.
Wishing you the the best,
Jake

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im finding that out now

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well, i gave the info and not recieved any answer to my question of low dose long term effects

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@jakedduck1

@terkur
Hello there,
I’m very curious why you were prescribed such a powerful medication for a supposedly minor problem. Would you be willing to share your diagnosis at the time this medication was prescribed. Although I’m not familiar with any off label use for this medication I suppose there may be some however being an antipsychotic it’s primarily used for mental and mood disorders. Also do you currently have heart failure? What is your current Cardiac diagnosis and do you know your ejection fraction?
I imagine you’re already aware that there are Cardiovascular side effects. I don’t know if those are those are dose related or to the length of use or what.
The one thing I am sure of is that I personally would never use an anti-psychotic medication unless I had a serious illness and was absolutely convinced that I required that particular type of medication.
Wishing you the the best,
Jake

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i dont know why you think its such a powerful drug especially 1 mg as compared to average given 12-24 mg and of why , well when your told by an unscrupolous "MD Psychologist" its ok you tend to believe it when you dont have time to "investigate it"

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oh, the initial reason for this was me worrying

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@kanaazpereira

Welcome to Connect @terkur.
While I did not find anything directly referring to Fanapt, I’d like to offer this information from the American College of Cardiology – https://www.cardiosmart.org/Healthwise/d074/41/d07441

I’m tagging a few members and Mentors who are active in the Heart discussions – @hopeful33250 @thankful @predictable @anniegk @ellamster @bobbecker – and @lisalucier who is the moderator for the Mental Health groups on Connect.

I also encourage you to view this discussion, "Link between Seroquel and Heart Problems?” https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/link-between-seroquel-and-heart-problems/ where you will meet @majic @tib85 @pianista @heartpolar and other members; I hope they will be able to shed more light on your question.

@terkur, you mentioned, you were prescribed Fanapt by ”a psychiatrist” for non-schizophrenic minor reasons after a triple bypass – are you able to share a bit more? A bypass is a major procedure; did the doctor perhaps recommend Fanapt for anxiety?

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no it was a psychiatrist a couple years later for my worrying not schitzophrenia and unfortunatly has been incorrectly been tagging me

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@jakedduck1

@terkur
Hello there,
I’m very curious why you were prescribed such a powerful medication for a supposedly minor problem. Would you be willing to share your diagnosis at the time this medication was prescribed. Although I’m not familiar with any off label use for this medication I suppose there may be some however being an antipsychotic it’s primarily used for mental and mood disorders. Also do you currently have heart failure? What is your current Cardiac diagnosis and do you know your ejection fraction?
I imagine you’re already aware that there are Cardiovascular side effects. I don’t know if those are those are dose related or to the length of use or what.
The one thing I am sure of is that I personally would never use an anti-psychotic medication unless I had a serious illness and was absolutely convinced that I required that particular type of medication.
Wishing you the the best,
Jake

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i dont know why you think its such a powerful drug especially 1 mg as compared to average given 12-24 mg and of why , well when your told by an unscrupolous "MD Psychologist" its ok you tend to believe it when you dont have time to "investigate it"

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I was pointed to this board and moderator for the following : This is not so much about any psychotic issue as it is for information about the stopping of a drug that is published with serious heart contraindictions after 8 years of takeing and wondering if that will help lower my ekg Qtc and help raise my heart EF in not taking it. Furthermore the main fact(s) needed are: Does this drug Fanapt/iliperidone 1 mg though low dose per day build up in the liklihood of the published bad effects to the heart actually taking place in the system and built up after 360 days x 8 years x 1 mg. and what actually are the facts about this.

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@terkur

I was pointed to this board and moderator for the following : This is not so much about any psychotic issue as it is for information about the stopping of a drug that is published with serious heart contraindictions after 8 years of takeing and wondering if that will help lower my ekg Qtc and help raise my heart EF in not taking it. Furthermore the main fact(s) needed are: Does this drug Fanapt/iliperidone 1 mg though low dose per day build up in the liklihood of the published bad effects to the heart actually taking place in the system and built up after 360 days x 8 years x 1 mg. and what actually are the facts about this.

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Hi @terkur, I moved your message to the other discussion you started about Fanapt (iloperidone) and the discussion now lives in both the Heart group and Mental Health group. This will bring members in one place to talk about this issues you raise.

Are you planning to taper off the medication?

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@colleenyoung

Hi @terkur, I moved your message to the other discussion you started about Fanapt (iloperidone) and the discussion now lives in both the Heart group and Mental Health group. This will bring members in one place to talk about this issues you raise.

Are you planning to taper off the medication?

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Yes

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It looks to me like if any benefits are far outweighed by the contraindictions. I just would like and need a reliable or normal professional knowledge advice. This is a very important to my health situation and decisions. thank you

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