Your side effects may go away with time. But you should tell your doctor about any symptoms that bother you or that you can’t control. You’ll need long-term treatment for your schizophrenia. So even if you feel better, don’t stop taking your medicine.
Are Latuda side effects permanent?
In some cases, this condition may be permanent. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any uncontrollable movements such as lip smacking, mouth puckering, tongue thrusting, chewing, or unusual arm/leg movements. This drug may rarely make your blood sugar level rise, which can cause or worsen diabetes.
Is restlessness a side effect of Latuda?
Most common side effects with LATUDA
Adults with schizophrenia: sleepiness or drowsiness; restlessness or feeling like you need to move around (akathisia); difficulty moving, slow movements, or muscle stiffness; and nausea.
Should you take Latuda in the morning or at night?
Better absorption can increase the effectiveness of Latuda. You can take Latuda in the morning or evening. Ask your doctor if you can take Latuda in the evening with a snack that contains 350 calories if it helps you to sleep.
What happens if you don’t take Latuda with food?
What happens if you don’t take Latuda with food? Latuda may not work as effectively when taken without food. It is recommended to take Latuda with a meal of at least 350 calories for optimal absorption. The absorption of Latuda is increased twofold when the drug is taken with food.
What can you not take with Latuda?
Lurasidone should not be used with certain medicines such as carbamazepine (Tegretol®), clarithromycin (Biaxin®), ketoconazole (Nizoral®), phenytoin (Dilantin®), rifampin (Rifadin®, Rimactane®), ritonavir (Norvir®), St. John’s wort, or voriconazole (Vfend®).
Does drowsiness from Latuda go away?
Feeling sleepy after you take Latuda may go away within a few weeks. If you’re concerned about sleepiness while taking the medication, talk with your doctor. They may suggest ways to help ease this side effect.
Can Latuda be stopped abruptly?
Do not stop taking LATUDA, or lower the dosage, even if you are feeling better, without checking with your doctor. If you stop taking LATUDA suddenly, your condition may worsen or your chance of getting an unwanted side effect may increase.
What happens if you take Latuda on an empty stomach?
Studies have shown that if taken on an empty stomach, the amount of drug absorbed is reduced by around 50%. Lurasidone tablets are film-coated and should be swallowed whole in order to mask the bitter taste. The dose range is 37mg to 148mg daily.
Does Latuda cause sleep problems?
Some people may have insomnia (trouble sleeping) while taking Latuda. Insomnia may cause other symptoms as well, including: fatigue (lack of energy) feeling irritable.
Is 20 mg of Latuda effective?
LATUDA has been shown to be effective in a dose range of 20 mg per day to 120 mg per day as monotherapy or as adjunctive therapy with lithium or valproate [see Clinical Studies]. The maximum recommended dose, as monotherapy or as adjunctive therapy with lithium or valproate, is 120 mg per day.