Prescription onlyClass: Mental health

Latuda 

(lurasidone)

Prescription onlyClass: Mental health
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Helps control your thoughts and mood.

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Our bottom line

Latuda (Lurasidone) is good for treating schizophrenia and depression related to bipolar disorder. It's less likely to cause weight gain, cholesterol, blood sugar, and heart rhythm problems.

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Best available price for 30 (40mg) tablets of lurasidone

Upsides

  • Has been shown in clinical studies to help people felt better and experience improvements with their thoughts and mood.
  • It’s a newer type of medication and works differently than traditional antidepressants.
  • Can be taken alone or with other medications that manage your mood.
  • Compared to other antipsychotics, it has a lower risk of causing weight gain and changes to cholesterol, blood sugar, and heart rhythm.
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Downsides

  • Certain antifungal and heart medicines can increase the amount of Latuda (Lurasidone) in your body and put you at risk for more side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about any drug interactions between medicines you’re taking.
  • Can cause you to be more sensitive to heat and make it harder for your body to cool off.
  • Need to avoid drinking alcohol while taking Latuda (Lurasidone).
  • Elderly people who have dementia shouldn't take Latuda (Lurasidone).
How it works

Latuda (Lurasidone) is a second generation antipsychotic. It treats schizophrenia and bipolar depression by adjusting the levels of dopamine and serotonin in your brain, which affects thoughts and mood.

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Side effect rates for Latuda (lurasidone)

1459 From clinical trials of Latuda / Schizophrenia
  • Drowsiness
  • Restlessness
  • Nausea
  • Parkinsonism
  • Any side effect
  • Indigestion
  • Vomiting
  • Sleep difficulty
  • Anxiety
  • Agitation

Risks and Warnings for Latuda (lurasidone)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Elderly patients with dementia

    Older patients with dementia-related psychosis have a higher risk of death when treated with antipsychotic medications. Latuda (Lurasidone) is not approved to treat dementia-related psychosis.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Latuda (lurasidone)

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Price
  • Expensive add heck! Even with the discount card it's $289.78!! But the way it stabilized me is worth it!
  • The price is outrageous! My insurance won't cover any part of the expense until I meet my deductible, which started over at the beginning of the year
Alcohol
  • Need to avoid drinking alcohol while taking Latuda (Lurasidone).
  • Don't take it with alcohol, ever Causes some WILD dreams. Been taking it for a month and gained a few pounds due to excessive eating due to increased depression. Not effective in my case for depression. Causing apathy towards loved ones
Food
  • Latuda (Lurasidone) can increase your blood sugar and cholesterol. However, Latuda (Lurasidone) is the least likely to raise your blood sugar and cholesterol compared to other antipsychotic medications. Exercise and eat healthy food to lower your risk.
  • It made me pretty tired so I had to start taking it at night. Taking it with food can be a hassle of you take it late at night. It's really helped with lifting my depression.
  • Eating high protein meal with dose helps effectiveness and staves off stomach upset.
  • Take with food
Sleep
  • Made me very tired, so I started taking it right before I went to bed. Also after about 30 min after taking, experienced an uncomfortable feeling. As if I couldn't feel any emotion.Went away after about an hour. Overall great med though.
Weight
  • I started taking Latuda on 9-30 here it is 11-29. I have had sweats constantly, my nose was very runny for 1 week or so Now i feel bloated and have gotten to look like a pot belly pig can't even eat 2 bread sticks with out being sorry hurt
  • Weight gain is problem also very thirsty with visiting the bathroom more