Latuda

(Lurasidone)

3.8/ 5 average rating with 61 reviewsforLatuda
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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.

Quick facts about Latuda
  • Drug class: Mental health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 30 40mg tablets
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$1055.00

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.
People’s experience with Latuda

61reviews so far. What do you think?

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).
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 30 40mg tablets
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$1055.00
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.

Quick facts about Latuda
  • Drug class: Mental health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available
People’s experience with Latuda

61reviews so far. What do you think?

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Side effect rates for Latuda (Lurasidone)

From 1459 clinical trials of Latuda when taken for schizophrenia
  • Somnolence
  • Akathisia
  • Nausea
  • Parkinsonism
  • Any side effect
  • Vomiting
  • Dyspepsia
  • Insomnia
  • Agitation
  • Anxiety

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
  • Reviewed Latudaon 12/29/2015Expensive add heck! Even with the discount card it's $289.78!! But the way it stabilized me is worth it!
    30
    Man
  • Reviewed Latudaon 2/2/2017The 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
    25
    Woman
    Bipolar disorder (depressed phase)
  • Reviewed Latudaon 6/28/2017For me, It worked 'wonderfully' at 160mg I didn't have any intrusive thoughts or feelings whatsoever but at the cost of having parkinsonism and drowsiness. When i went down to 100mg the shaking and parkinsonism stopped along with the drowsiness but it was completely ineffective. I couldn't find the medium between what worked without side effects and yet was still effective.
    27
    Man
    Two years or more
    Bipolar disorder (depressed phase)
Alcohol
  • Need to avoid drinking alcohol while taking Latuda (Lurasidone).
  • Reviewed Latudaon 7/14/2016Don'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
    21
    Man
    Bipolar disorder (depressed phase)
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.
  • Reviewed Latudaon 10/19/2015It 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.
    22
    Man
    A month or so
  • Reviewed Latudaon 1/26/2016Eating high protein meal with dose helps effectiveness and staves off stomach upset.
    39
    Woman
    A few months
    Bipolar disorder (depressed phase)
  • Reviewed Latudaon 6/30/2016Take with food
    52
    Woman
    Bipolar disorder (depressed phase)
Sleep
  • Reviewed Latudaon 9/11/2016Made 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.
    18
    Woman
    Bipolar disorder (depressed phase)
Weight
  • Reviewed Latudaon 11/30/2015I 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
    29
    Woman
    A few months
    Bipolar disorder (depressed phase)
  • Reviewed Latudaon 9/15/2016Weight gain is problem also very thirsty with visiting the bathroom more
    40
    Man
    Bipolar disorder (depressed phase)
  • Reviewed Latudaon 6/14/2017Weight gain of 40 pounds in nearly 2 years.
    38
    Woman
    A year or so
    Bipolar disorder (depressed phase)