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How long does it take to feel effects of abilify (aripiprazole)?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Abilify (aripiprazole): Some of my patients have reported improvement in depressive or psychotic sxs in 1 to 2 weeks.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 22 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.
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 45 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 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 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 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 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 40-year-old member asked:

How long will it take for Abilify (aripiprazole) to work?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Depends: The time to onset of action of Abilify (aripiprazole) varies based on a number of factors including, among others, the condition being treated, how severe that condition is and how long it has been present. That being said you could begin to notice some effect within 3-7 days and continued improvement over 4-6 weeks.

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