A member asked:

Zyprexa, seroquel, risperdal, abilify all can have porential risk of raising blood sugar...does latuda (lurasidone) carry this risk also..not to familiar with it?

7 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Philip Kern answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

All the atypical antipsycotics tend to cause weight gain, and with weight gain diabetes can develop. Latuda (lurasidone) claims to have less of this effect, but there are few head to head trials. If you need one of these drugs, take it, and listen to your psychiatrist. Monitor your glucose, weight, lipids, and work hard to manage your diet and exercise. All drugs have side effects. This can be managed.

Answered May 2, 2016


Dr. Donald Jacobson answered

Specializes in

Between five and 12% of patients studied on Latuda (lurasidone) developed blood sugar levels greater than 126 during the study period. A lot of this has to do with the various doses and it was not a linear increase with the doses studied.

Answered Nov 6, 2015


Dr. Anthony Vita answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Lurasidone is a newer second-generation antipsychotic that is also approved for use in bipolar disorder/bipolar depression. It has the risks described above like all of the others. Psychiatrists have more limited experience with lurasidone as it is newer. The risks with lurasidone appear to be on the low end compare to others, although this view may change as we gain more experience with the drug.

Answered Jul 23, 2015



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