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Is Latuda (lurasidone) a mood stabalizer? I was prescribed Latuda (lurasidone) to help with mood lability?
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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. It can help with mood stabilization. REF: http://www.latuda.com/LatudaPrescribingInformation.pdf ...Read more
Which is better for borderline personality disorder n mood swings?Prozac, topamax, paxil, effexor, (venlafaxine) lexaproor wellbutrin?
How effective is the wellbutrin (bupropion) lithium combination over seroquel lithium for BPD and major depressive disorder?
That is quite: individual. Each person responds differently to medications and medication combinations. It can't be exactly predicted how well you will respond to one of the medication regimens compared to the other when treating your depression and borderline personality disorder. Take care. ...Read more
I've depression + manic episodes postnatal depression generalised anxiety which meds best fluoxetine quetipine olanzapine or mirtazapine?
PostNatal Depression: Because patients' responses to these drugs, singly or in combination, are varied and dependent on each patient's specific condition, it is best to defer to your managing physician who will monitor your condition and response to treatment closely and titrate the doses of these drugs accordingly for optimum effect. Good luck! ...Read more
Lot of medications: I'm not sure whether these are all prescribed by the same physician? It sounds as though your bipolar disorder (from the additional info you supplied) may be quite hard to manage, and meds have been added but none removed. Perhaps you'd benefit from a second opinion about your case and possibly simplify your regimen. It could also be that your symptoms demand high intensity measures. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Completely different: Effexor is directly an antidepressant, and is fda indicated for this disorder & generalized anxiety, etc. Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic, but is also sometimes used to augment antidepressant effect. If you have bipolar depression, being on an antidepressant alone is unwise due to possible triggering of hypomania or mania. In manic situations, Abilify (aripiprazole) may be used to contain these symptoms. ...Read more
Not usually: Latuda (lurasidone) is a second generation antipsychotic medicine -- used for psychotic symptoms like hallucinations and delusions. Also Latuda (lurasidone) has indications for bipolar depression. It's not as sedating as some other medications in its class. So unless the severe insomnia is related to bipolar disorder or other psychosis (which it could be) Latuda (lurasidone) would not be most doctors' medication choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is a better anti depressant fluoxetine 20 mg or escitalopram 5 mg for depression? I also take trifluoperazine 2.5 mg.
Both effective: Both fluoxetine and escitalopram are effective antidepressants, but people vary in what works best for them. Your psychiatrist will adjust your dose in accordance with your response. If you're also on trifluoperazine, your depression is a little more complicated. I suggest avoiding alcohol completely, though, as this can interfere with your mood and sleep pattern, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, mostly.: But that's because it's a really new drug, so it's not prescribed "often" for anything! It IS an antidepressant, and all antidepressants are also used as antianxiety meds. This is because depression and anxiety are often considered to be flip sides of the same coin within psychiatry. If you are not comfortable with idea of the med, talk to your doc. Otherwise, maybe try it and see how it goes? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If there is a: psychiatric indication -these medications can be taken together. ...Read more
Have tried pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) wellbutrin, paxil, celexa, effexor, lexapro, etc. With lithium, haliperidol &abilify. A couple improve mood. Still anxious!thoughts?
Many meds: You've tried many meds already, although there are some you haven't mentioned that often help anxiety: buspirone, beta-blockers, other mood stabilizers besides lithium, etc. But after a person has tried so many medications and still has symptoms, i'd suggest non-medication approaches: psychotherapy, mindfulness, relaxation training, exercise/yoga, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not by itself: Risperdal is an antipsychotic medication, usually used for people with hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, thought disorder, etc. When someone's depression has psychotic features like these, medications like Risperdal can be added to an antidepressant. In some cases, it can also be used to "augment" antidepressant treatment in non-psychotic depression with anxiety -- but usually not by itself. ...Read more