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Abilify (aripiprazole) is a medication that affects chemistry of the brain. Stopping suddenly will therefore likely cause Abilify withdrawal. 

How Long Do Abilify Withdrawal Symptoms Last?

Withdrawal from antipsychotics like Abilify typically lasts for at least a week. The first week will be the hardest, too. After that, side effects may start to subside. 

Withdrawal Symptoms

Typical withdrawal symptoms from Abilify can include anxiety, sweating, and panic attacks. 


Anyone who stops taking this medication suddenly may experience withdrawal. As such, it’s important to discuss plans to slowly taper off this medication with a licensed medical provider.

Treatment Options

The best course of action is to reduce doses over several weeks before stopping completely. 

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