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Other names: lurasidone
Method of use: Pill
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Lurasidone (trade name Latuda) is an atypical antipsychotic developed by Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma. It was approved by the U.S. ...
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Positive 1,211
Negative 876
We found 11,425 discussions
Worried
Tingiling in feet and legs
I just got my latuda increased now expriencening tingling in my legs been on psych meds for years don't know how much damage has been done to nervous system if latuda could be affecting it

Vonnee
Latuda
Does Latuda make you gain or lose weight?

Willie
About one month after starting Latuda, I abruptly had a stroke that resulted in my loss of balance, inability to walk, and disability. I was in rehab facilities for a year. I was only 49, with no underlying conditions like diabetes, smoking, or gross obesity. My weight was only about 30 lbs over normal but I was quite active; and my blood pressure was barely a few points high, but was well under control with daily meds. There was no good reason to expect a stroke at my age, in relatively good health.

ericabag
If you are having stomach problems with Latuda make sure you take it with 350+ calories as stated on their home page. Take it with meal, not even 10 minutes before or after. I have taken it 10-20 minutes after and the nausea and cramping start. I never have a problem if I take directly with my meal.
hope this helps someone

shly
latuda
cause me great amount of anxiety, energy level went up which was good. caused my paranoia to go away. but made me extremely manic, caused me to just not think about consequences and ended up in hopital from a severe manic phase i felt i could not control.. I became very scared that that had happened to me. also caused a severe bout with the restless leg syndrome that seemed to not go away at all. don't know if it is helping with depression.. i was too manic to know ,, but, did feel i was not being helped with sadness . it did not knock me out like my doctor told me it would..after a few weeks started having sleep problems again... only postive side was being able to hear normal.. and not feel so paranoid

ilene hill
latuda causes seizers
January 2014, my psychiatrist suggested that I start this new drug for bipolor depression. 3 years ago I was diagnosed as being bipolar 1 (manic depressant ). Any how I was put on latuda as a trail bases. I was fine for the first 3 months and it seemed to be working,then all of a sudden I started getting seizers on a daily bases. I did not know why I was getting them so I continued the next few months taking latuda. I read up on what the side effects of latuda are and seizers was one of them. Needles to say, till this very day over a year later even after I stopped taking latuda I still have seizer's almost on a daily bases. It has ruined my life and I can't imagin the brain damage it has done to me. Please if you are considering taking this drug reconsider it's not worth permanently damaging your brain or body with latuda.

Rita G
Latuda and Diarrhea
I Had diarrhea everyday for 3 weeks, finally went to the doctor and bloody stool presented. Very bad situation.

Guled
My experience with Serequel, Abilify, Saphris, and Latuda, and Geodon
I'm going to tell you the story of all the medications I took and their side effects and positive effects. I started off on Saphris and it had no weight gain but there was sever muscle spasms that made me feel like I was dying at for an hour every night so the doctor gave me cogentin. Serequel had no side effects except feeling like I was very high and had the least anxiety. Anxiety is different for all of them, Serequel made me less sensitive to stimuli. Serequel had excessive weight gain and breast gain, I'm a man, 22. Abilify was too stimulating, I felt like I was on adderall. It had very high anxiety but the most brain functioning than all of them. Geodon is the least effective with full on anxiety and twitches throughout the day. Latuda so far has muscle spasms at night but with cogentin it should stop. The side effect is almost like being in a dream state of happiness while Serequel was just contentment wherever I was. I am only on 40 mg and am upping to 80 mg to see.
guled
March 2, 2015
d month. overall 8/10 but the note the neck twists and side pains like i was dying for two hours at night in the beginning. If you can get over that its all good after ward trust me.
Guled
March 2, 2015
continuing I can tell you about my Latuda experience of 80 mg and 40 mg after two months. I started off with 80 mg and got really bad muscle spasms that are painful in my whole body that benadryl about two or three cured after 30 minutes. These were really painful and went away after two weeks of starting. They happen after two hours of taking it. At 40 mg they were non existent. My weight is about 150 at 5'6 height, male. Latuda maked me outgoing at both 40 and 80. I lowered to 40 in the secon

MommaandBabyT
Latuda and Pregnancy
Hi, I thought I would join in on the discussion of medications and pregnancy. I am on Latuda and am going on 33 weeks pregnant.. The drug was a total blessing so far, when we had our major ultrasound to see about birth defects and overall health of the baby, they found her to be totally healthy with no signs of birth defects!! We feel so blessed, I have been on Latuda now for over two years and love it.. the only bummer is that I'm really tired, but my mind is the most functional that it has been ever been! I would love to hear from anyone else's experience after the birth of the baby.. I just looked at my prescription bottle and it said that it could cause withdrawal issues.. anyone have a comment to that?
Jena
February 5, 2015
Can I use biotene rinse for my mouth if I'm 12 weeks pregnant

supermomsue
Latuda is the best thing to take while pregnant!!!!!
When I found out I was pregnat I immediately had my psychiatrist ween me off of my medicine. I did fine for the firs 6 months. At month 6 my bipolor (which I was diagnosed with and have been on medicine for since 2000) started to just become unbearable. When my doctor told me there was a drug out there called Latuda and it was safe for pregnant woman, I was ecstatic! I was so happy when I found out there was something safe to take. I took it and it was amazing. I felt as good and stable as a pregnant woman with bipolar could feel. My son is now 5 months old and absolutely perfect. I suggest this medicine to anyone who needs something to help them with mood stabilization and anxiety. I did so much research and never found any real answers on how women who took this drug did AFTER the baby was born. My son was a healthy 8 pounds 12 ounces and I delivered two days before my due date. Latuda is a miracle medicine and I continue to take it to this day. I just want women to know there is an alternative and it is indeed an excellent alternative to being unwell. Like I said earlier, my son is amazing and actually very advanced. He is five months, crawling, standing, attempting to walk, talking away, very alert, etc. I highly recommend this to any woman who needs to stay on medicine during pregnancy :DBaby boy
Sharon
November 11, 2014
No, Latuda is NOT recommended for pregnant women. It has not been determined yet whether or not it can affect a developing fetus.
MommaandBabyT
July 13, 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!

Patient concerns with Latuda

We found 11,425 discussions
Worried
Tingiling in feet and legs
I just got my latuda increased now expriencening tingling in my legs been on psych meds for years don't know how much damage has been done to nervous system if latuda could be affecting it

Vonnee
Latuda
Does Latuda make you gain or lose weight?

Willie
About one month after starting Latuda, I abruptly had a stroke that resulted in my loss of balance, inability to walk, and disability. I was in rehab facilities for a year. I was only 49, with no underlying conditions like diabetes, smoking, or gross obesity. My weight was only about 30 lbs over normal but I was quite active; and my blood pressure was barely a few points high, but was well under control with daily meds. There was no good reason to expect a stroke at my age, in relatively good health.

ericabag
If you are having stomach problems with Latuda make sure you take it with 350+ calories as stated on their home page. Take it with meal, not even 10 minutes before or after. I have taken it 10-20 minutes after and the nausea and cramping start. I never have a problem if I take directly with my meal.
hope this helps someone

shly
latuda
cause me great amount of anxiety, energy level went up which was good. caused my paranoia to go away. but made me extremely manic, caused me to just not think about consequences and ended up in hopital from a severe manic phase i felt i could not control.. I became very scared that that had happened to me. also caused a severe bout with the restless leg syndrome that seemed to not go away at all. don't know if it is helping with depression.. i was too manic to know ,, but, did feel i was not being helped with sadness . it did not knock me out like my doctor told me it would..after a few weeks started having sleep problems again... only postive side was being able to hear normal.. and not feel so paranoid

ilene hill
latuda causes seizers
January 2014, my psychiatrist suggested that I start this new drug for bipolor depression. 3 years ago I was diagnosed as being bipolar 1 (manic depressant ). Any how I was put on latuda as a trail bases. I was fine for the first 3 months and it seemed to be working,then all of a sudden I started getting seizers on a daily bases. I did not know why I was getting them so I continued the next few months taking latuda. I read up on what the side effects of latuda are and seizers was one of them. Needles to say, till this very day over a year later even after I stopped taking latuda I still have seizer's almost on a daily bases. It has ruined my life and I can't imagin the brain damage it has done to me. Please if you are considering taking this drug reconsider it's not worth permanently damaging your brain or body with latuda.

Rita G
Latuda and Diarrhea
I Had diarrhea everyday for 3 weeks, finally went to the doctor and bloody stool presented. Very bad situation.

Guled
My experience with Serequel, Abilify, Saphris, and Latuda, and Geodon
I'm going to tell you the story of all the medications I took and their side effects and positive effects. I started off on Saphris and it had no weight gain but there was sever muscle spasms that made me feel like I was dying at for an hour every night so the doctor gave me cogentin. Serequel had no side effects except feeling like I was very high and had the least anxiety. Anxiety is different for all of them, Serequel made me less sensitive to stimuli. Serequel had excessive weight gain and breast gain, I'm a man, 22. Abilify was too stimulating, I felt like I was on adderall. It had very high anxiety but the most brain functioning than all of them. Geodon is the least effective with full on anxiety and twitches throughout the day. Latuda so far has muscle spasms at night but with cogentin it should stop. The side effect is almost like being in a dream state of happiness while Serequel was just contentment wherever I was. I am only on 40 mg and am upping to 80 mg to see.
guled
March 2, 2015
d month. overall 8/10 but the note the neck twists and side pains like i was dying for two hours at night in the beginning. If you can get over that its all good after ward trust me.
Guled
March 2, 2015
continuing I can tell you about my Latuda experience of 80 mg and 40 mg after two months. I started off with 80 mg and got really bad muscle spasms that are painful in my whole body that benadryl about two or three cured after 30 minutes. These were really painful and went away after two weeks of starting. They happen after two hours of taking it. At 40 mg they were non existent. My weight is about 150 at 5'6 height, male. Latuda maked me outgoing at both 40 and 80. I lowered to 40 in the secon

MommaandBabyT
Latuda and Pregnancy
Hi, I thought I would join in on the discussion of medications and pregnancy. I am on Latuda and am going on 33 weeks pregnant.. The drug was a total blessing so far, when we had our major ultrasound to see about birth defects and overall health of the baby, they found her to be totally healthy with no signs of birth defects!! We feel so blessed, I have been on Latuda now for over two years and love it.. the only bummer is that I'm really tired, but my mind is the most functional that it has been ever been! I would love to hear from anyone else's experience after the birth of the baby.. I just looked at my prescription bottle and it said that it could cause withdrawal issues.. anyone have a comment to that?
Jena
February 5, 2015
Can I use biotene rinse for my mouth if I'm 12 weeks pregnant

supermomsue
Latuda is the best thing to take while pregnant!!!!!
When I found out I was pregnat I immediately had my psychiatrist ween me off of my medicine. I did fine for the firs 6 months. At month 6 my bipolor (which I was diagnosed with and have been on medicine for since 2000) started to just become unbearable. When my doctor told me there was a drug out there called Latuda and it was safe for pregnant woman, I was ecstatic! I was so happy when I found out there was something safe to take. I took it and it was amazing. I felt as good and stable as a pregnant woman with bipolar could feel. My son is now 5 months old and absolutely perfect. I suggest this medicine to anyone who needs something to help them with mood stabilization and anxiety. I did so much research and never found any real answers on how women who took this drug did AFTER the baby was born. My son was a healthy 8 pounds 12 ounces and I delivered two days before my due date. Latuda is a miracle medicine and I continue to take it to this day. I just want women to know there is an alternative and it is indeed an excellent alternative to being unwell. Like I said earlier, my son is amazing and actually very advanced. He is five months, crawling, standing, attempting to walk, talking away, very alert, etc. I highly recommend this to any woman who needs to stay on medicine during pregnancy :DBaby boy
Sharon
November 11, 2014
No, Latuda is NOT recommended for pregnant women. It has not been determined yet whether or not it can affect a developing fetus.
MommaandBabyT
July 13, 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!

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