How long is it supposed to it take for Abilify (aripiprazole) to begin working for schizophrenia?

4-7 days. Depending on the dose started and the schedule to increase to a target dose, generally 4-7 days one should see results (less symptoms overall).

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For schizophrenia do you take abilify (aripiprazole)?

It is one option. Abilify (aripiprazole) is one option used to treat schizophrenia. There are many other options as well. There are other reasons for prescribing Abilify (aripiprazole) such as bipolar disorder or major depression. Do not assume you have schizophrenia unless it has been specifically told you by your practitioner. Ask your psychiatrist about that if you have any questions. Best wishes.
A/W Dr. Jacobson. Abilify (aripiprazole) is used to treat Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder & as an adunjunct medication for recalitrant major depression & autism spectrum disorders. Off label uses include: dementia & alcohol abuse/dependence. A psychiatrist can prescribe abilify (aripiprazole) if indicated.

Can Abilify (aripiprazole) treat schizophrenia?

Yes. Abilify (aripiprazole) is an atypical antipsychotic. It is used to treat schizophrenia as well as other mental illnesses.
Abilify (aripiprazole) As a Psychotropic & at therapeutic dose, Yes.

Does Abilify (aripiprazole) work well for schizophrenia?

Very well. For some, less for others. Like most psychiatric medications, hard to predict until you try it.
Yes. Abilify (aripiprazole) is considered to be a second generation antipsychotic and a Dopamine receptor regulator. It has proven to be safe and effective for the treatment of psychosis as in schizophrenia.

Is there any medicine for schizophrenia other than resperadol and abilify (aripiprazole)?

Schizophrenia. Several, such as navane, haldol, stelazine, geodon, & the newer ones such as latuda, fanapt, saphris, (asenapine) to name a few. Discuss with your prescribing doc.

How successful is Abilify (aripiprazole) in managing schizophrenia / schizoaffective disorder with jealousy type delusions?

Good. Abilify (aripiprazole) is an excellent medication. However, as good as any medication is it must be matched with a persons medical condition, diagnosis, and symptoms. This is a discussion which you should have with your doctor who knows these things about you.

What do you advise if I was prescribed 10mg Abilify (aripiprazole). I used to have delusions. But neither bipolar or schizophrenia. What are the off label use for 10mg abilify (aripiprazole)?

Off liable. Use of Abilify (aripiprazole) for treatment of delusions that are not caused by schizophrenia is off label. Other off liable uses include bipolar depression.

Would a person that was always agitated / angry change after taking abilify (aripiprazole)? Possible schizophrenia / first time psychosis

Depends. The answer depends on the underlying cause of these symptoms. Abilify (aripiprazole) would tend to decrease agitation and anger and it is one of the treatments of choice for psychosis.

Do any of these drug combinations work? Prozac abilify, (aripiprazole) Prozac zyprexa, wellbutrin zyprexa, for schizophrenia.

Yes. Antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotic medications are often combined to treat schizophrenia. The decision is best made by the treating psychiatrist and the patient.
Antipsychotics. Generally for schizophrenia antipsychotics are prescribed such as abilify, (aripiprazole) zyprexa - prozac, wellbutrin are antidepressants and may be added if depression is also present.