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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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/ 7,086 posts
Other Names: lurasidone
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 149,902 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 7,086 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 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 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

608 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
After a few days my mind adjusted fine and it worked...
...months ago I switched taking Lamictal from the morning to the evening. After a few days my mind adjusted fine and it worked great. That is ...the cocktail. I take 300 mg Lamictal about 5pm, 4...
work. We joke that Latuda works great when given with...
...I've rarely seen Latuda work. We joke that Latuda works great when given ...stick with the lamictal unl...
cause weight gain? Obviously everyone reacts differently...
...weight gain? Obviously everyone reacts differently but rumor has it that latuda is weight neutral. Are you bipolar? I'm currently on lamictal and...
stabilizer? I take lamictil and that keeps me stable along...
...on a mood stabilizer? I take lamictil and that keeps me stable along with an antipsychotic, latuda. I hope you find me...
to the Lamictal, it works for my depression but does...
...It has a decent calming effect. I didnt take it for a long period of time. My pdoc suggested latuda but havent taken the plunge with that one yet :-) Same reaction to the Lamictal, it works for my...
doubling-up, but Lamictal helps with my depressive symptoms...
...a bit of doubling-up, but Lamictal helps with my depressive symptoms and props up the AAP (former Zyprexa, now Latuda). Lithium is positively great for stability.   I...
change for me.  I feel that Latuda worked at first, but I...
...with the Lamictal, at the highest dose I can take without having unbearable side effects from ...Clinic on Latuda.  My doctor agreed that something needed to change for me.  I feel that Latuda w...
reaction to the Lamictal, it works for my depression but...
...states. It has a decent calming effect. I didnt take it for a long period of time. My pdoc suggested latuda but havent taken the plunge with that one yet :-) Same reaction to the Lamictal, it...
taking Latuda and Prozac and lorazepam and lunesta. I was...
I'm taking Latuda and Prozac and lorazepam and lunesta. I was on klonipin but it put me ...any of them. I was on Lamictal but I ended with a reaction and was depressed for 8-9 months then...
only bipolar med I've been able to take without side effects...
...is the only bipolar med I've been able to take without side effects. I had tried Lithium, Lamictal, Abilify, Xayprexa, Depakote, and whatever I'm forgetting. I've been on Latuda for over two...
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