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A 33-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to get abilify (aripiprazole) out of your system?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
Psychiatry 29 years experience
5: 5 half lives (75 hours for aripiprazole, 94 for its active metabolite) is usually the rule to consider it out of your system for any practical purpose. Ask your dr. Good luck.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for Abilify (aripiprazole) to get out of your system?

3 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
~5 half-lives: In general, we estimate that it takes 5 half-lives for something to get out of your system. Half-life is time necessary for level to drop by 50%. After 2nd half-life, only 25% remains. After 3rd, just 12.5%. After 4th, just 6.25% and after 5th, barely 3.125%. Half-life of Abilify (aripiprazole) is 75-146hrs so you're looking at 2-4wks roughly to get out of your system.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How long to get Abilify (aripiprazole) out of your system , and no withdrawal effects?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
16 days: The half life for Abilify (aripiprazole) is 75 hours, it will take 375 hours for it to be completely out of your system.
Florence, South Carolina
A 30-year-old female asked:

My Dr just took me off of Abilify (aripiprazole). How long does it take before it is completely out my system?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Dose dependent: Most drugs like abilify (aripiprazole) will lose their therapeutic effectiveness long before they completely work their way out of your system. They typically stop being effective after about 2 weeks and within 4 to 6 weeks are cleared out of your system. Higher doses of a medication may take longer than these general parameters.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How long is it supposed to it take Abilify (aripiprazole) to work?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 46 years experience
Varies: It depends upon individual circumstances and adequacy of dose but Abilify (aripiprazole) usually begins to work in the first 1-3 weeks followed by continued improvement in responders. The prescriber should monitor your response and side effects to determine dose increases and adequacy of response if any. If no response, or if not tolerated, then prescriber may consider an alternate medication.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How long does it take before Abilify (aripiprazole) starts working?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 37 years experience
It depends: On what it is being used for. Abilify (aripiprazole) is used to augment antidepressants, as a mood stabilizer and for psychosis. In general, at the right dose, a few days to 2 weeks.
Last updated Jan 31, 2021

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