A 36-year-old member asked:
at what age is it okay to start taking abilify (aripiprazole)?
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Cosmetic Dentistry 33 years experience
6 years old.: The literature available on this drug indicates that the youngest patient for this drug would be 6 years old. The dosage is very different for different ages, so don't give a child your prescription!
A 34-year-old member asked:
How long does it take before Abilify (aripiprazole) starts working?
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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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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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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 40-year-old member asked:
How long does it take for Abilify (aripiprazole) to get out of your system?
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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.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Are there any cheaper alternatives to abilify, (aripiprazole) or something similiar my psychiatrist could prescribe?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
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.
Last updated Feb 2, 2013
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