2 doctors weighed in:

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?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Terrence Bethea
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Terrence Bethea
Dr. Terrence Bethea
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
33 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors