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Latuda: Latuda has FDA indications for use with Schizophrenia & for depressive episodes with Bipolar I Disorder. It can be used as monotherapy or as adjunct with lithium or depakote. It has been effective for many.REF: http://www.latuda.com/LatudaPrescribingInformation.pdf ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can be effective:
Latuda is an atypical antipsychotic medication.
Latuda has FDA indications for use with Schizophrenia & for depressive episodes with Bipolar I Disorder. It can be used as monotherapy or as adjunct with lithium or depakote. Really need to take with full meal - can cause nausea. REF: http://www.latuda.com/LatudaPrescribingInformation.pdf ...Read more
In the last wk i've started a new medication called latuda (lurasidone). Should i be feeling any different?
I am tapering myself off Latuda starting today. I wanted to know if the other medications I take will help lessen any potential withdrawal effects.
Weaning off yourself: is not a great idea without medical evaluation and alternative therapy. Please consult your treating psychiatrist before attempting to do this on your own. I am not aware of "withdrawal effects" of Latuda; however, this is an important medication for the treatment of bipolar illness and weaning should be supervised. ...Read more
Adding a dopamine medication such as latuda/wellbutrin to an ocd/bipolar patient--wouldn't this make the OCD worse?
Not really.: Latuda (lurasidone) is an antipsychotic.Sometimes ocd is so severe that it reaches psychotic proportions, that Latuda (lurasidone) can help. But it is not indicated for ocd itself. Wellbutrin is an antidepressant of the aminoketone group, a Dopamine agonist and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. It is not indicated for ocd but may help the depression in ocd. Neither drug can make ocd worse. ...Read more
What medication can a person with petit mal epilepsy if they take Latuda (lurasidone) for their paranoid schizophrenia and autism?
Oooh, good question: The two most commonly prescribed meds for absence (petit mal) epilepsy are ethosuximide and valproate. Both interact with Latuda (lurasidone) by an additive effect of psychomotor retardation (dullness) and risk of depression. This can be managed by slow ramp-up of drugs, clear information of what to look for, and input from famiily/friends about overall function. With dose adjustments both may be managed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you donate blood if you are taking prescription medications? Klonipin , cymbalta, 1 mg folic acid, singulair, qvar, Ventiolin , nasonex, latuda, (lurasidone) trazodone, as well as Allegra, and a multivitamin .
I am taking sotalol and I have schizophrenia. I am take latuda (lurasidone) right now but i cannot take that medcation anymore. Is there other chooses?
Several choices: Thee are several very good medications for many of the symptoms of schizophrenia. The choices are made by comparing the reported good effects, and the known risks and side effects. It would be extremely unlikely that there is only one medication that will be effective for a patient with schizophrenia. Please bring your dilemma to your doctor, and he/she will help you find a good option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can latuda be safely used with onglyza (saxagliptin) and tegretol..Do adjustments need to be made to either drugs....Seems may be interactions?
Tegretol interaction: The big problem yes with the tegretol which greatly lowers the blood levels of both Latuda and onglyza (saxagliptin). Your doctor would undoubtedly have to reconsider the use of tegretol, perhaps use Depakote or lithium or no mood stabilizer instead since Latuda is approved for mono therapy in bipolar depression. You've been juggling a lot of interactions between the tegretol and the Lamictal and your diabetes medications. You may be able to simplify things greatly with the addition of latuda. Best wishes and feel free to contact me if you have any further questions. Dr. J. ...Read more
I haven't had a period in 4 months and am NOT pregnant. Could my drugs cause this? I take 450mg Wellbutrin, 20mg Latuda, (lurasidone) and some vitamins daily. Ty!
Latuda is an atypical antipsychotic medication.
Latuda has FDA indications for use with Schizophrenia & for depressive episodes with Bipolar I Disorder. It can be used as monotherapy or as adjunct with lithium or depakote. Have seen patients do well on it. Need to take w a full meal. REF: http://www.latuda.com/LatudaPrescribingInformation.pdf ...Read more
Latuda: Possible Latuda (lurasidone) SE’s: Sedation, restlessness, dizziness, fainting, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, decreased appetite, weight gain,^ blood sugar, swelling or discharge from breasts, seizures, agitation, Tardive Dyskinesia (movement disorder), Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (high fever, rigid muscles, sweating), blurred vision, missing period, V libido, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Latuda (lurasidone) Half Life: The activity of Latuda (lurasidone) is primarily due to the parent drug. The pharmacokinetics of Latuda (lurasidone) is dose-proportional within a total daily dose range of 20 mg to 160 mg. Steady-state concentrations of Latuda (lurasidone) are reached within 7 days of starting Latuda (lurasidone). Following administration of 40 mg of Latuda (lurasidone), the mean (%CV) elimination half-life was 18 (7) hours. Absorption and Distribution: Latuda (lurasidone) is absorbed and reaches peak serum concentrations in approximately 1-3 hours. It is estimated that 9-19% of an administered dose is absorbed. Following administration of 40 mg of Latuda (lurasidone), the mean (%CV) apparent volume of distribution was 6173 (17.2) L. Latuda (lurasidone) is highly bound (~99%) to serum proteins. In a food effect study, Latuda (lurasidone) mean Cmax and AUC were about 3-times and 2-times, respectively, when administered with food compared to the levels observed under fasting conditions. Latuda (lurasidone) exposure was not affected as meal size was increased from 350 to 1000 calories and was independent of meal fat content ...Read more
Taking Latuda (lurasidone): Lurasidone works in the brain to treat schizophrenia. It is also known as a second generation antipsychotic (SGA). It rebalances dopamine & serotonin to improve thinking, mood, & behavior. Reduces Symptoms of schizo. Hallucinations & Delusions- beliefs that are not true. Latuda increase the risk of wt. gain, high blood sugar, & increase hemoglobin A1c . MD must check blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been prescibed latuda and I can't afford it my insurance doesn't cover it. will lithium work as good as latuda?
Don't know what: you are being treated for. Latuda is FDA approved for the treatment of Bipolar I Depression and Schizoprhenia. Lithium is approved for use of manic episodes of Bipolar Disorder. Effect is likely to be different depending on what is it being used for. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can latuda (lurasidone) affect lithium levels or vice versa? Am taking lithium 600mg. Starting 40mg of latuda (lurasidone) tonight.
Drug interactions: Uncertain about whether one medication changes blood levels of the other. However, use of latuda plus lithium may ^ potential side effects like dizziness, sedation, confusion, or problems with concentration. See Drugs.Com drug interaction report. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer