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Lamictal vs. Latuda for Depression

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Lamictal

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Other Names: Lamotrigine   Lamictal XR

Latuda

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Other Names: lurasidone
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 154,536 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 7,905 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Lamotrigine, marketed in the US as Lamictal by GlaxoSmithKline, is an anticonvulsant drug used in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder. It is also used as an adjunct in treating depression, though this is considered off-label usage. Fo... Read more on Wikipedia
Lurasidone (trade name Latuda) is an atypical antipsychotic developed by Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma. It was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of schizophrenia on October 29, 2010 and is currently pending approval ... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Monk718
August 21, 2014
Monk718 wrote
Lamictal and acne
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By Ed McConkie
August 15, 2014
Ed McConkie wrote
Lamotrigine side effects
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By John W
July 29, 2014
John W wrote
Odor from taking lamotrigine
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By MommaandBabyT
July 13, 2014
MommaandBabyT wrote
Latuda and Pregnancy
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By supermomsue
June 7, 2014
supermomsue wrote
Latuda is the best thing to take while pregnant!!!!!
Hi, I'm so excited for you and your family!! I am also on Latuda and have had a great pregnancy so far, it sounds like your pregnancy was great too and I have another question for you, I noticed on my prescription bottle yesterday that it said Latuda could cause the baby severe withdrawals, did you have an issue with this? I would love to hear from you, Thank you in advance!
MommaandBabyT  |  July 13, 2014
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By AUBREE
May 20, 2014
AUBREE wrote
meds
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By mk
April 16, 2014
mk wrote
provigil vs. adderall for ADD and bipolar
Provigil is long term sustaining so is Nuvigil. Nuvigil is designed with the purpose to increase short term, long term memory and increase awareness and increase concentration.
kmphillipscats3  |  May 22, 2014
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By gemma louise
March 23, 2014
gemma louise wrote
euthoria happier feeling lamictal and abilify
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By kcmetric
December 13, 2013
kcmetric wrote
Incontinence with Lamictal
I have the same thing. Plus loss of weight tiredness, and more. Doctors won't change it though and ignore me
Tanya  |  August 11, 2014
I also gained 30 pounds.
Gail M.  |  July 8, 2014
Am 57 and been on Lamictal 150mg about a year now. It helps the moods, but yes I've had incontinence with it that keeps getting worse each month. I now have to wear a maxi pad, which a year ago I didn't. I never associated it with the Lamictal till reading these posts. Thought just getting older... now I know it was the med.
Gail M.  |  July 8, 2014
Hello. I am having this issue as well.. I am on 150 mg a day. I been on it since sept.-oct. 2013... I am only 26 years old and it all started after I got on Lamictal.
heather  |  July 3, 2014
I've experienced the same. I was on 250 mg and now am down to 50. Trying to get off for various reasons.
JJ  |  March 8, 2014
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By uhhhhhm
December 5, 2013
uhhhhhm wrote
Lamictal side effects
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By straczyk
November 29, 2013
straczyk wrote
Lamictal and Fatigue
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By gemma roberts
November 17, 2013
gemma roberts wrote
moition sickness
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By MikeG333
September 26, 2013
MikeG333 wrote
Memory loss-Lamictal
I take 150mgs of Lamictal 1x daily & I have issues w/my memory. I haven't been on it for 4 yrs but just like MikeG333 wrote, I can't even remember how long I have been on it! Like Shaw321, my memory loss is sometimes a big source of embarrassment. I'm constantly forgetting words, i.e. I'll be in mid conversation w/someone & the word I'm looking for just WILL NOT come to me. It makes me feel so unbelievably stupid. It's even harder in a sense because I am & am known to be a very intelligent woma
July 10, 2014
I'm putting it on Lamictal. My memory loss is very marked and sometimes embarrassing. I'm taking it in stride, but considering new medication. Of course, these are all psychotropic and my all have the same result. Lamictal has been great over the years I've used it.
Shaw321  |  May 5, 2014
I think it's from bipolar too because before I ever started on any meds I still couldn't remember much before I was about 10 also. I read somewhere that taking L-Histidine helped improve memory loss when taking anti psychotics. Guess it's worth a try
mmistycat  |  April 18, 2014
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By drumrman
August 26, 2013
drumrman wrote
Latuda
Did you take seroquel
Jennifer  |  March 7, 2014
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By mitch
August 9, 2013
mitch wrote
lamictal and 3 years of dry heaves.....almost daily
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What patients are saying about Lamictal vs. Latuda

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20mg of Latuda. I also take lamictal and Prozac and the...
I take 20mg of Latuda. I also take lamictal and Prozac and the depressed ...better but I still get extremely agitated and manic although regardless ...go up in mg for Latuda. Other than that i t...
lamictal before and it didn't work but that was years ago....
...would be nice to come off the risperdal and depakote. holy fuck they weigh me down. i think he recommended latuda and lamictal. i've been on lamictal before and it didn't work but that was years ag...
so now I take Latuda/Lamictal/Lithium nightly and I'm doing...
...more. It gives me energy to get all my tasks done. I take it together with Lamictal, and then my doctor added Lithium so now I take Latuda/Lamictal/Lithium nightly and I'm doing better than I have ...
100mg of Lamictal without side effects, it seemed the same...
...Trileptal, but ...small dose of Lamictal might help? My doc discussed Latuda, but my insurance doesn't cover it. I couldn't get any higher than 100mg of Lamictal without side effects, it seeme...
have subsided. Latuda has really helped me, but the $700...
...bipolar & MS. I'm on Wellbutrin, Cymbalta, Lamictal & Latuda. I did notice some ...tremors when I first started Latuda, but these have subsided. Latuda has really helped me, but the $700 for...
I'm trying Latuda (an antipsychotic). Fingers crossed!...
...only handle 100mgs of Lamictal and I really doubt it's doing me any good THOUGH, you ...asked my doc if he thought that an increased dosage of Lamictal was promising ...I'm trying Latuda (an...
on the Lamictal bandwagon as well. Its truly effective, but...
...class='post entry-content I'm on the Lamictal bandwagon as well. Its truly effective, but I ...not keen on trying Lamictal, Latuda and Seroquel...
been taking Latuda for about 5 weeks now, starting with...
I have been taking Latuda for about 5 weeks now, ...seem to find anyone having the nausea that I have had ...couple of hours later I feel great. I take Lamictal, Wellbutrin, Clonazepam, and Sero...
latuda was what really helped to stabilize  me. I haven't...
...lamictal. The latuda was what really helped to stabilize  me. I haven't...
prescribed LATUDA for BP... so far it is keeping me pretty...
...BP... so far it is keeping me pretty stable..I am also on lamictal and prozac and now cytomel has been added to the mix( i have a hx of graves disease) they have found there is a correlation betwee...
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