Latuda (Lurasidone) belongs to a group of medications called atypical antipsychotics. This medication works by affecting the actions of certain natural substances called neurotransmitters in the brain. Latuda helps treating schizophrenia in adults and teenagers who are at least 13 years old. Latuda is also used in treating symptoms of depression associated with bipolar disorder (bipolar depression) in adults and children who are at least 10 years old.
Doctor's prescription is required to use this medicine.
Always use Latuda (Lurasidone) as directed by your physician.
This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.
Take Latuda (Lurasidone) comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken with a meal (at least 350 calories) once a day. Take lurasidone at around the same time every day. Do not stop using this medicine without talking to your doctor. Stopping may cause other problems.
Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Always take Latuda (Lurasidone) exactly as directed by your doctor.
Before using Latuda, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or any other medications. Tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history. Tell your doctor about all the other prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking.
Latuda is not approved for use in psychotic conditions related to dementia. Lurasidone may increase the risk of death in older adults with dementia-related conditions.
It may not be safe to breastfeed a baby while you are using this medicine.
Taking antipsychotic medicine in the last 3 months of pregnancy may cause breathing problems, feeding problems, or withdrawal symptoms in the newborn. If you get pregnant, tell your doctor right away. Do not stop taking lurasidone without your doctor's advice.
Latuda may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert. Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
Latuda is not approved for schizophrenia in anyone younger than 13 years old. Latuda is not approved for depression in anyone younger than 10 years old.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
Lurasidone may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.
Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line. If the victim has collapsed, had a seizure, has trouble breathing, or can't be awakened, immediately call emergency services at 911.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of reach of children.
Store at room temperature.
Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
What should I avoid while taking Latuda?
Avoid drinking alcohol. Dangerous side effects could occur.
Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you. Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Dizziness or drowsiness can cause falls, accidents, or severe injuries.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with lurasidone and lead to unwanted side effects. Avoid the use of grapefruit products while taking Latuda.