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Am I likely to get akathisia for any other extrapyramidal side effects if I start on Latuda (lurasidone)? Could I possibly not? It is ranked 4th most for eps.

Am I likely to get akathisia for any other extrapyramidal side effects if I start on Latuda (lurasidone)? Could I possibly not? It is ranked 4th most for eps.

Approach: If you take Latuda, (lurasidone) and you get bad side effects, let your doctor know, stop the product, and take something else. Over the introductory use period, the adverse effects will be reversible on stopping. ...Read more

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Why do extrapyramidal and antimuscarinic side effects occur during treatment for mental health?

Why do extrapyramidal and antimuscarinic side effects occur during treatment for mental health?

Med side effects: Extrapyramidal symptoms include akathisia (severe restlessness), painful muscle contractions (dystonia), Parkinsonian symptoms and in chronic cases, permanent abnormal muscle contractions (tardive dyskinesia). EPS is usually caused by antipsychotic medications. Anticholinergic side effects include dry mouth, confusion and blood pressure changes. The latter can be seen with several types of meds. ...Read more