Generic Name: lurasidone, Oral tablet

Generic Name:

lurasidone, Oral tablet

Latuda

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  • Latuda
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Highlights for lurasidone

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LURASIDONE (loo RAS i done) is an antipsychotic. It is used to treat schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depression.
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Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any of these conditions.
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Know what to watch for and get tips for reducing your risks while taking this drug.
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lurasidone Side Effects

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • confusion
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • fever or chills, sore throat
  • high fever
  • inability to control muscle movements in the face, mouth, hands, arms, or legs
  • increased hunger or thirst
  • increased urination
  • missed menstrual periods
  • restlessness or need to keep moving
  • seizures
  • stiffness, spasms, trembling
  • suicidal thoughts or other mood changes
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):

  • blurred vision
  • change in sex drive or performance
  • diarrhea
  • drowsiness
  • nausea, vomiting
  • weight gain
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lurasidone May Interact with Other Medications

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Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • dalfopristin; quinupristin
  • delavirdine
  • indinavir
  • isoniazid
  • itraconazole
  • ketoconazole
  • metoclopramide
  • rifampin
  • ritonavir
  • tipranavir

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • alcohol
  • certain medicines for anxiety or sleep
  • diltiazem
  • digoxin
  • lithium
  • medicines for blood pressure
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
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How to Use lurasidone

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Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • dementia
  • diabetes
  • difficulty swallowing
  • heart disease
  • history of breast cancer
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • low blood counts, like low white cell, platelet, or red cell counts
  • low blood pressure
  • Parkinson's disease
  • seizures
  • suicidal thoughts, plans, or attempt; a previous suicide attempt by you or a family member
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to lurasidone, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding
What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. It may be several weeks before you see the full effects of this medicine. Notify your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms get worse, if you have new symptoms, if you are having an unusual effect from this medicine, or if you feel out of control, very discouraged or think you might harm yourself or others.

Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine. You may need to gradually reduce the dose. Ask your doctor or health care professional for advice.

You may get dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol can increase dizziness and drowsiness. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

This medicine may cause dry eyes and blurred vision. If you wear contact lenses you may feel some discomfort. Lubricating drops may help. See your eye doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.

This medicine can reduce the response of your body to heat or cold. Dress warm in cold weather and stay hydrated in hot weather. If possible, avoid extreme temperatures like saunas, hot tubs, very hot or cold showers, or activities that can cause dehydration such as vigorous exercise.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

What does the pill look like?

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How Much Does lurasidone Cost?

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Last Updated: August 7, 2013

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