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A 61-year-old female asked:

is there any substitution for use of abilify (aripiprazole)?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Yes: Abilify (aripiprazole) is a third-generation antipsychotic medication. In addition to being prescribed for symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions, it can also be used to augment antidepressant response. Depending on the purpose your physician intended for it, other medications might be substituted -- but you would need to speak with him or her about this.

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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 35-year-old member asked:

What other drug can be substituted for abilify (aripiprazole)?

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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 22 years experience
3: Other medications in the same class are geodon, seroquel, and latuda (lurasidone). However, they are all different and your treating physician should help you decide which might be best for you.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is a cheaper substitute for abilify (aripiprazole)?

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Risperdal: Risperdal.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Do you know if a cheaper substitute for abilify (aripiprazole)?

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Dr. Imad Khreim
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Several: there are several generic meds from this family that can be used, which one to use in your case is up to your Doctor who knows your case best good luck and feel better

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