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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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/ 8,503 posts
Other Names: lurasidone
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 151,309 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 8,503 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 Saphire
November 20, 2014
Saphire wrote
"Lamictal vs. Viibryd"
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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!!!!!
No, Latuda is NOT recommended for pregnant women. It has not been determined yet whether or not it can affect a developing fetus.
Sharon  |  November 11, 2014
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 suspect it's a combination of the Bipolar and the Lamotrigine. I have read a lot that Lamotrigine can causes esp. short-term memory issues, and I so identify with Mike G333! (Picking up the kids - me too, buddy!) People tell you "keep a diary" but - seriously altho' this may sound funny - you have to remember to enter the item in the diary and remember to look in the diary!!! I just want to know if this is reversable ...
harryf200  |  November 1, 2014
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

660 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
is taking latuda on a full stomach. Makes me threw up if I...
...40 mg Latuda and 450 ...well. Only problem is taking latuda on a full stomach. Makes me thre...
Latuda? I think that the Lamictal works very well for me...
What are the benefits you have seen from the Latuda? I think that the Lamictal works very well for me but I ...going wrong over the Latuda, so that is why...
stabilizer. They've started me on Latuda to replace the...
...Seroquel for weight issues too. I've already started to lose a few pounds. I ...I am also on Lamictal. You're right. It is a miracle mood stabilizer. They've started me on Latuda to replace...
about 7 months now. It is by far the best anti-psychotic...
I have been on Latuda for about 7 months now.  It is by far the best anti-psychotic I have ever been on.  I have no side effects at all.  This is ...but now I am just on lamictal and latuda and...
had convulsion like transition to go to sleep The nightmares...
...began taking Latuda 40 then 80 I had to eat massive amounts of 350 calories nausea then had convulsion like transition to go to sleep The nightmares became worst ...gain Now on lamictal about...
Lamictal? Hi ! I am on latuda and also lamictol 300mg . My...
...Latuda replace my 400 mg/Day use of Lamictal? Hi ! I am on latuda and also lamictol 300mg . My pa ...me on both because lamictol is for mood and ...also helps bipolar and latuda is a antipsyc...
last night as directed with food and had a restless sleep...
...a mood stabilizer. I tried Lamictal and Tegretol with no success. Hopefully Latuda will help. I took first dose last night as directed with food and had a restless sleep. Does anyone here...
of meds. I take Latuda and it begins to work the very next...
...am sorry about your pain. Have you tried, ...different combinations of meds. I take Latuda and it begins to work the very next day. I am on Wellbutrin, Effexor, Lamictal, Latuda and a small dose...
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...
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