Fanapt Alternatives

Fanapt Alternatives

At Alternative to Meds, we would much rather see doctors first exploring alternatives to Fanapt before writing a prescription which could worsen an individual's quality of life. 


Fanapt alternatives are providing new pathways to improved mental health, as individuals find antipsychotic medications are less effective and more harmful than anticipated. 

Doctors prescribe Fanapt (generic name iloperidone) as a first line treatment for schizophrenia, as well as certain other mental health issues, mostly related to psychosis. Unfortunately, the side effects of this antipsychotic medication cause an array of difficult side effects. 

Common Side Effects of Fanapt

  • drooling 
  • tardive dyskinesia (irreversible uncontrolled muscle spasms, tongue rolling, lip smacking, etc.) 
  • stiffened, rigid muscles 
  • tremors
  • fever
  • confusion
  • uneven heart beat
  • fainting, feeling lightheaded
  • increased sensitivity to heat or a cold environment
  • difficulty swallowing
  • impaired thinking, inability to drive a car for example

An individual may not want to be living life on prescription drugs because of these side effects, and also because while there may be some initial relief from numbing their original symptoms, medications such as Fanapt do not offer a cure.

One of the most difficult circumstances is the individual who is troubled by symptoms of schizophrenia, whose mental health worsens instead of improves after medication. Sadly, doctors will prescribe drugs first before exploring alternative therapies. The resulting quandary can be puzzling regarding whether to stay on drug therapy or withdraw from the medication due to the horrific side effects that can occur when an individual tries to stop taking the drug.  

Fanapt Withdrawal Symptoms

One of the most troubling areas for individuals struggling with prescription medications which are not helping their condition improve is how to safely stop taking the medication. At the Alternative to Meds Center, we properly taper a client and can avoid horrific Fanapt withdrawal symptoms. 

Here are some common side effects of Fanapt withdrawal, when done incorrectly: 

  • high anxiety
  • depression
  • suicidal thoughts
  • heart irregularities
  • feverish flu like symptoms
  • stomach troubles, i.e., nausea, vomiting
  • weight loss
  • tremors
  • stiff muscles or rigidity of muscles
  • and much more.

At Alternative to Meds, we would much rather see doctors first exploring alternatives to Fanapt before writing a prescription which could worsen an individual's quality of life. 

One of the most effective alternative therapies instead of prescription drugs is talk therapy. A patient involved in talk therapy can safely confront the difficulties that their illness may present to them and work out new solutions to old problems.  In fact, studies show remarkable improvement after only 1020 weeks of this kind of alternative therapy. Fanapt alternatives provide new hope for mental health issues, especially when compared to the risks of medication. 

At the Alternative to Meds Center, Fanapt alternatives include not only various forms of talk therapy, but also seeks to introduce healthy diet, targetted nutritional supplements, changes in lifestyle routines such as exercise, yoga, meditation, massage, art & music therapy and many more alternative therapies instead of drug therapy. 

One of the most effective alternatives to Fanapt is cleaning out the residues of past medications and other neurotoxins. This action profoundly boosts the ability of the body to begin to normalize neurotransmitter function and the entire CNS due to this unburdening. A person still taking Fanapt or other medications will stabilize after completing this cleanse, at which point a slow and gentle taper can begin. These Fanapt alternatives attain results far and above the more typical action of increasing dosages and increasing the numbers of medications that a doctor might prescribe to try and numb symptoms, and mitigate the side effects. 

How to Find Out More About Fanapt Alternatives

We invite you to call the friendly and informed admissions department at the center and get all your questions answered.  Enrollment is ongoing and is usually a straight forward and pleasant process. Please call if you feel Alternative to Meds Center might be the answer you or your loved one has been searching for if you are seeking Fanapt alternatives.  


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