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A 40-year-old member asked:

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

4 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 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.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Abilify (aripiprazole) elimination: Elimination half life is 75 hours.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Abilify (aripiprazole) duration: Abilify (aripiprazole) lasts over 3 days in the body but its effect may last longer. This may be even longer in an old person (over 69) side effects go away first, benefits may last longer.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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75x5hrs approx.: 375 hours or 16 days approx.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 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.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for Abilify (aripiprazole) to begin working?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
How long abilify/wor: It rebalances Dopamine and serotonin to improve thinking, mood and behaviour.You may start seing some symptom improvement in few weeks, full effect will take anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Why does Abilify (aripiprazole) make you sweat and is there anything that helps?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Abilify (aripiprazole): Abilify (aripiprazole) is partial Dopamine agonist (some increase in dopamine) plus serotonin antagonist, both of which cause some agitation & sweating.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Are there any cheaper alternatives to abilify, (aripiprazole) or something similiar my psychiatrist could prescribe?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Yes, but...: There are a number of other medications in the same class of abilify, (aripiprazole) some of which are far less expensive and just as effective, e.g., Risperidone & quetiapine. Once a medication is off patent, generic versions before available that are always much cheaper. The problem is whether the benefits and side effects are comparable. Most companies have assistance programs that you may want to explore.
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 28 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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