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How is the medication latuda (lurasidone)?

How is the medication latuda (lurasidone)?

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 more

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Can you tell me what it's like to take the medication latuda (lurasidone)?

Can you tell me what it's like to take the medication latuda (lurasidone)?

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

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In the last wk i've started a new medication called latuda (lurasidone). Should i be feeling any different?

In the last wk i've started a new medication called latuda (lurasidone). Should i be feeling any different?

Wait a bit longer.: May take 3 to 4 weeks at an appropriate dose for you to see effects and possible 2 to 3 months to see full effects.
REF: https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Treatment/Mental-Health-Medications/Lurasidone ...Read more

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Adding a dopamine medication such as latuda/wellbutrin to an ocd/bipolar patient--wouldn't this make the OCD worse?

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

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What medication can a person with petit mal epilepsy if they take Latuda (lurasidone) for their paranoid schizophrenia and autism?

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 more

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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 more

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Can latuda be safely used with onglyza (saxagliptin) and tegretol..Do adjustments need to be made to either drugs....Seems may be interactions?

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

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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!

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!

Yes : Medications can disrupt the menstrual cycle. Antipsychotics are a common culprit. See your doctor and discuss your options. Stress can also do it and it may help to talk with a therapist. Hope this helps! Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is there a generic for latuda (lurasidone)?

Lurasidone: The patent has not expired yet. A generic can't be sold until the patent expires. Here is an article that explains when the various aspects of the patent will expire.
REF: https://www.drugs.com/availability/generic-latuda.html ...Read more

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What can you tell me about latuda (lurasidone)?

What can you tell me about latuda (lurasidone)?

Latuda: 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

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How long does Latuda (lurasidone) take to work?

How long does Latuda (lurasidone) take to work?

Latuda: May take 3 to 4 weeks at an appropriate dose for you to see effects and possibly 2 to 3 months to see full effects.
REF: https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Treatment/Mental-Health-Medications/Lurasidone-(Latuda) ...Read more

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What are side affects of the med latuda (lurasidone)?

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 more

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What is peak time and half life of latuda (lurasidone)?

What is peak time and half life of latuda (lurasidone)?

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

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Can i tell me if I have taken latuda, (lurasidone) what has it been like for you?

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 more

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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 more

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My first two days on Latuda (lurasidone) I just took it with a sandwich one day and a banna the other, is it like I wasted 2 pills?

Best to take Latuda: with a full meal - but the amount you ate with those two pills doesn't mean you got no benefit. ...Read more

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Can latuda (lurasidone) affect lithium levels or vice versa? Am taking lithium 600mg. Starting 40mg of latuda (lurasidone) tonight.

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 more

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What to do if you get meds mixed up and make a mistake and take Latuda (lurasidone) in the a.m instead of night. Should I avoid eating?

Agree with Dr. Jare: No need to avoid eating. Consider yourself to have already taken your one latuda for the day. Take the next one tomorrow night if you usually take at night. Please check out this wonderful site to learn more about your medication. REF: http://www.latuda.com/bpd/how-to-take-latuda.html ...Read more

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Does Latuda (lurasidone) cause diabetes?

Latuda: can increase blood sugar levels. If someone has risk factors for diabetes (like obesity, family history) it ^ chances for expression of diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of latuda (lurasidone)?

Possible Latuda (lurasidone) SE’: 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 more

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Is Latuda (lurasidone) good for Schizoaffective disorder?

Latuda (lurasidone): As effective as other psychotropics but with less negative impact on metabolic parameters. ...Read more

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My eight year old was prescribed latuda 40mg today how safe is it?

Latuda has been: approved by FDA for indication of teens (13 to 17 years old) who have schizophrenia. That is pretty remarkable. When children who are younger are treated with Latuda- that is called off-label use. I agree with previous response - that this is relative. It might be a viable choice for a child with schizoprehenia. All atypical antipsychotics have potential for side effects. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Latuda (lurasidone) to begin working? Also does it cause sleep issues?

How long does it take for Latuda (lurasidone) to begin working?  Also does it cause sleep issues?

Latuda (lurasidone): May take 3 to 4 weeks at an appropriate dose for you to see effects and possible 2 to 3 months to see full effects. It often helps with sleep.
REF: https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Treatment/Mental-Health-Medications/Lurasidone ...Read more

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Can switching from geodon to latuda (lurasidone) help my negative symptoms? Any answers appreciated!

Can switching from geodon to latuda (lurasidone) help my negative symptoms? Any answers appreciated!

Agree w Dr Steiner: Latuda has been shown to be beneficial for treatment of negative symptoms of Schizophrenias. REF: http://www.empr.com/news/new-data-on-latuda-for-schizophrenia-announced/article/378362/ ...Read more

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I am being told two things, that Trileptal can be taken with latuda (lurasidone) or they cannot be taken together, which one is true and why?

Not a great combo: Arguably the most serious shared side effect is leukopenia (low white blood cell counts) which could lead to increased risk of infection. I would expect somnolence, nausea, indigestion, weight gain and fatigue to be issues. Further, oxcarbazepine will increase the metabolism of lurasidone. So you may have to increase your lurasidone dose to get the same treatment benefit. ...Read more

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Latuda (lurasidone). Do you know how long for an increase from 40mg to 60mg to take effect. Will the jitteryness eventually go away. I know its a newer med.

Latuda (lurasidone). Do you know how long for an increase from 40mg to 60mg to take effect. Will the jitteryness eventually go away. I know its a newer med.

Latuda (lurasidone): should not change in 2 to 3 weeks (or so). Ask your DR if your jitteriness is Akathisia. Akathisia is dose-related with Latuda. Sometimes medications like Cogentin, Artane, low-dose mirtazapine, cryproheptadine, Propranolol or benadryl are used if there is akathisia. Jitteriness may or may not resolve on it's own. ...Read more

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Does Latuda (lurasidone) start working fast? ALso I took it with just a bannana the first time and then a sandwich the 2nd time, was that a waste/mydocsaidworksfas

Does Latuda (lurasidone) start working fast? ALso I took it with just a bannana the first time and then a sandwich the 2nd time, was that a waste/mydocsaidworksfas

Up to 2 weeks: Hopefully the small amount of food was enough to get most of it absorbed. Just continue as prescribed w/ 350+ calorie meals. Let your provider know effects at 1 week, then wait - It can take 2 wks. Relax - be patient - it's probably going to be better soon. It's good that you care, but don't worry. Perhaps the dose will be raised if you call. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Was on latuda (lurasidone) 60mg for three years and switched to zyprexa10mg,since stopped latuda (lurasidone),feeling super anxious,is it a latuda (lurasidone) withdrawal? How long it last?

Was on latuda (lurasidone) 60mg for three years and switched to zyprexa10mg,since stopped latuda (lurasidone),feeling super anxious,is it a latuda (lurasidone) withdrawal? How long it last?

It may be?: It may be due to stopping Latuda (lurasidone) and swithing to Zyprexa
Consult your Psychiatrist and discuss your concern of super anxiety and what if any needs to be done ...Read more

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