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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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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!

AUBREE
meds
is it a durg??????

mk
provigil vs. adderall for ADD and bipolar
I have been taking a cornacopia of meds for bi-polar II for more than 10 years, along with this I have ADD. I got to were nothing worked i felt bad and slept all the time (even on 90mg of adderall). Was on cymablta 60mg, abilify 15mg, adderall 90mg, clonopin 1mg 2x a day, and 50mg of traxadone at bedtime. my adderall would allow me to fuction typically for 4-6 hours a day at work, then i sleep 15- or 16 hours. i was so depressed, exhausted, my house was a disater, my look my fumpy at best. Convened with my doc and told him its all wrong, been soing this for years and i'm going to die alone and sad. He takes me off the adderall, cuts the cymbalta in half for a week, then off it, cut the clonipin in half. still felt bad, especially the week after coming off the cymbalta b/c of the withdrawl. he added provigil 100mg. i felt a bit better but only for a few hours a day. he then switch my abilify to latuda, bumped the provigil up to 2x a day. Been on the provigil almost a month, and latuda for 10 days. and (knock on wood), feel even keeled, less and less napping, staying up till ten instead of 7, and waking up feeling alright at 730am. its difficult to explain b/c i'm still working through it, but i fell ok for today. the provigil is not adderall, as in it doesn't have the immediate impact that kept me semi-functioning for so long, but i'm not tired all the time anymore. i have a few cups of coffee with it and i stay focus and awake. the latuda was a smooth transition from the abilify, and don't want to say that it doing a bunch since its only been 10 days, but i have tempered hope that we may have cracked the safe. if the latuda(40mg) hasn't really taking its full effect then it may even get better. bottom line the provigil is more theraputic for what i have than the adderall was, or so it seems after a month. Only side effects i've had are some motion sickness while being a passenger in a car, which is very livable if i feel this much better. i think i have a crazy smart doc. and am hopeful for the future, but i'm taking a long time out, getting off the grid for a while and am going to relearn to live.
kmphillipscats3
May 22, 2014
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.

drumrman
Latuda
I've been on Latuda for 5 weeks. I started 40mg for one week, then 80mg for 3wks, since then 120mg. Today I'm calling in to request stopping it.
I've had it.

I've had unpredictable side effects. Some days I'm very lethargic, other days a lot of nausea, some days I sleep off and on all day long, others I'm very restless, can't relax.

I have only had 3 or 4 good days where I felt productive, and not sick to my stomach, too sleepy, or restless.
I tried changing when I took it, I tried changing the kind of food I ate to take it. Nothing has helped.
Its too unpredictable for me. I wish it worked for me!
Jennifer
March 7, 2014
Did you take seroquel

" ...with low blood sugar since I've been on the Latuda treatment . High blood sugar and diabetes have been reported with... "

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" ...on antidepressants after starting Latuda in order to feel more stable. Latuda does make me feel less... "

Patient concerns with Latuda

We found 10,416 discussions
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!

AUBREE
meds
is it a durg??????

mk
provigil vs. adderall for ADD and bipolar
I have been taking a cornacopia of meds for bi-polar II for more than 10 years, along with this I have ADD. I got to were nothing worked i felt bad and slept all the time (even on 90mg of adderall). Was on cymablta 60mg, abilify 15mg, adderall 90mg, clonopin 1mg 2x a day, and 50mg of traxadone at bedtime. my adderall would allow me to fuction typically for 4-6 hours a day at work, then i sleep 15- or 16 hours. i was so depressed, exhausted, my house was a disater, my look my fumpy at best. Convened with my doc and told him its all wrong, been soing this for years and i'm going to die alone and sad. He takes me off the adderall, cuts the cymbalta in half for a week, then off it, cut the clonipin in half. still felt bad, especially the week after coming off the cymbalta b/c of the withdrawl. he added provigil 100mg. i felt a bit better but only for a few hours a day. he then switch my abilify to latuda, bumped the provigil up to 2x a day. Been on the provigil almost a month, and latuda for 10 days. and (knock on wood), feel even keeled, less and less napping, staying up till ten instead of 7, and waking up feeling alright at 730am. its difficult to explain b/c i'm still working through it, but i fell ok for today. the provigil is not adderall, as in it doesn't have the immediate impact that kept me semi-functioning for so long, but i'm not tired all the time anymore. i have a few cups of coffee with it and i stay focus and awake. the latuda was a smooth transition from the abilify, and don't want to say that it doing a bunch since its only been 10 days, but i have tempered hope that we may have cracked the safe. if the latuda(40mg) hasn't really taking its full effect then it may even get better. bottom line the provigil is more theraputic for what i have than the adderall was, or so it seems after a month. Only side effects i've had are some motion sickness while being a passenger in a car, which is very livable if i feel this much better. i think i have a crazy smart doc. and am hopeful for the future, but i'm taking a long time out, getting off the grid for a while and am going to relearn to live.
kmphillipscats3
May 22, 2014
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.

drumrman
Latuda
I've been on Latuda for 5 weeks. I started 40mg for one week, then 80mg for 3wks, since then 120mg. Today I'm calling in to request stopping it.
I've had it.

I've had unpredictable side effects. Some days I'm very lethargic, other days a lot of nausea, some days I sleep off and on all day long, others I'm very restless, can't relax.

I have only had 3 or 4 good days where I felt productive, and not sick to my stomach, too sleepy, or restless.
I tried changing when I took it, I tried changing the kind of food I ate to take it. Nothing has helped.
Its too unpredictable for me. I wish it worked for me!
Jennifer
March 7, 2014
Did you take seroquel

" ...with low blood sugar since I've been on the Latuda treatment . High blood sugar and diabetes have been reported with... "

Post from
www.drugs.com
" ...on antidepressants after starting Latuda in order to feel more stable. Latuda does make me feel less... "

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