Latuda

(lurasidone)

3.8/ 5 average rating with 61 reviewsforLatuda
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Helps control your thoughts and mood.

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Latuda (lurasidone) is good for treating schizophrenia and depression related to bipolar disorder, but can cause sleepiness and movement disorders that can affect your ability to stay alert.

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

Upsides

  • Has been shown in clinical studies to help people experience improvement in their thoughts and mood.
  • Can be taken alone or with other medications that manage your mood.
  • Compared to other antipsychotic medicines, Latuda (lurasidone) has a lower risk of causing weight gain, high cholesterol, high blood sugar, and heart rhythm changes.
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People’s experience with Latuda

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Downsides

  • It may take several weeks before you feel the full effects of Latuda (lurasidone).
  • You may get more side effects if you're taking certain antifungal and heart medicines.
  • 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).
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How it works

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

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

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People’s experience with Latuda

61reviews so far. What do you think?

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What to expect when you take Latuda (lurasidone) for Schizophrenia

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  • Possible side effects
  • Sleepiness
  • Restlessness
  • Movement disorder
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Vomiting
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Side effect rates for Latuda (lurasidone)

From 499 clinical trials of Latuda when taken for bipolar disorder (20 to 120 mg)
  • Nausea
    14%14%
    8%8%
  • Sleepiness
    11%11%
    7%7%
  • Restlessness
    9%9%
    2%2%
  • Movement disorder
    7%7%
    2%2%
  • Dry mouth
    5%5%
    4%4%
  • Vomiting
    4%4%
    2%2%
  • Diarrhea
    4%4%
    2%2%
  • Common cold
    4%4%
    1%1%
  • Anxiety
    4%4%
    1%1%
  • Flu
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Urinary tract infection
    2%2%
  • Back pain
    2%2%
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Where we got our data »

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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. Talk to your doctor if you have questions.

    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
  • Not worth it
    Low hassle
    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)
  • Worth it
    Big hassle
    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)
  • Worth it
    Low hassle
    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
Alcohol
  • Need to avoid drinking alcohol while taking Latuda (lurasidone).
  • Not sure
    Some hassle
    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
  • Worth it
    Some hassle
    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
  • Worth it
    Some hassle
    Reviewed Latudaon 3/7/2018Always take it with food.
    18
    Woman
    A few months
    Would rather not say
  • Worth it
    Some hassle
    Reviewed Latudaon 8/21/2017Eat dinner late at night so you can take it with food and then fall asleep before it peaks in your system that can cause side effects.
    28
    Man
    A year or so
    Bipolar disorder (depressed phase)
Sleep
  • Worth it
    Some hassle
    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
  • Worth it
    Some hassle
    Reviewed Latudaon 9/19/2017Really great at stabilizing for bipolar. If you have nausea, take it at night before bed, but once it stops, take it in the morning/with lunch or you will gain weight. I gained 15 lbs in a month and a half. That 350 calorie meal with it is a hassle, but it's been well worth it for the benefits.
    24
    Woman
    A few months
    Bipolar disorder (depressed phase)
  • Not worth it
    Big hassle
    Reviewed Latudaon 7/3/2017Made me gain considerable weight. Pot belly and big derriere. Not worth it to me at all.
    66
    Woman
    A few months
    Bipolar disorder (depressed phase)
  • Worth it
    Some hassle
    Reviewed Latudaon 6/14/2017Weight gain of 40 pounds in nearly 2 years.
    38
    Woman
    A year or so
    Bipolar disorder (depressed phase)