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A 31-year-old female asked:

I am bi polar1 n take seroquel 600mg but wanted to know if latuda (lurasidone) is better than seroquel? does it make you sleepy like seroquel?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Not necessarily.: The choice of antipsychotic medications will depend on your symptoms . Seroquel is helpful when you have problems with lack of sleep although Latuda (lurasidone) is also sedating but not as much as seroquel. Seroquel has less extrapyramidal side effects (akathisia, tremors). Both help with mood stabilization.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Bipolar treatment.: Somnolence is reported in up to 57% of patients who take seroquel. Insomnia may occur in up to 11% of patients taking Latuda. So, although Latuda might cause you to feel sleepy - but it may be less than the seroquel. One is not necessariy better than the other. Your doctor can do a trial to see which is giving you more benefit.
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Last updated Mar 16, 2021

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