It may take several weeks for those taking Abilify to experience an improvement in symptoms, and two to three months to fully experience the medicine's benefits. Hallucinations, thought patterns and the desire for social interaction may improve within the first one to two weeks of taking the drug.
Abilify is an FDA-approved drug intended for use in the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression. Abilify is a brand name for the generic drug aripropazole, which is classed as an antipsychotic. Abilify is available as a tablet, liquid suspension or injection. The drug rebalances dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain to improve thoughts, moods and behaviors.