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What is Latuda used for?
Latuda is a prescribed medication that is used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a long-term mental disorder that affects how your brain works; it can change how you think, feel, and behave. Latuda is also used to treat symptoms of bipolar disorder, such as depression. Bipolar disorder is a long-term chemical imbalance that causes rapid changes in mood and behavior.
You can buy Latuda (Lurasidone) online and we have the Latuda generic, called Lurasidone, available for purchase at My Drug Center.
How does Latuda work?
Latuda is an atypical antipsychotic drug, and contains the active ingredient Lurasidone. The Lurasidone dosage in the medication works by balancing brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. Brain chemicals such as dopamine and serotonin in particular can have an impact on moods. Dopamine is the “focus” neurotransmitter that helps us to remember where we put things, what we just read, and remain on task without our mind wandering off and daydreaming. Serotonin is necessary for stabilizing our moods, regulating our sleep cycle, and pain control to name a few of its functions.
Before taking your prescribed medication read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist. Take Latuda orally once a day with a full glass of water. Swallow the tablets whole; do not break, crush, or chew them. Latuda (Lurasidone) can be administered with or without a meal. Make sure you take this medication at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Lurasidone dosage in your system. For optimal results take this medication on a regular basis. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
Latuda (Lurasidone) oral tablet is used for long-term treatment. The dosage your doctor prescribes you depends on multiple factors such as: the severity of your condition, your age, the form of Abilify you take, your medical history.
This medication can interact with several other medications, so it is important that you take it as is prescribed. You should not suddenly stop taking this drug or change your dosage without consulting your doctor first. Stopping this medication suddenly can cause unwanted side effects such as facial tics, uncontrolled speech, or uncontrolled shaking.
Latuda or the Lurasidone generic may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Latuda. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to problems with blood flow to the brain, diabetes, heart problems, problems with your nervous system problems, low white blood cell count, problems swallowing, and troubles breathing while asleep. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions or unwanted side effects of Lurasidone.
Before you take Latuda, tell your doctor if you have liver disease, kidney disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, heart rhythm problems, a history of heart attack or stroke, high cholesterol or triglycerides, low white blood cell (WBC) counts, seizures, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, trouble swallowing, or a history of breast cancer or suicidal thoughts.
Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself
Some medicines can interact with lurasidone and should not be used at the same time. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all medicines you use now, and any medicine you start or stop using.
While you are taking Latuda, you may be more sensitive to temperature extremes such as very hot or cold conditions. Avoid getting too cold, or becoming overheated or dehydrated. Drink plenty of fluids, especially in hot weather and during exercise. It is easier to become dangerously overheated and dehydrated while you are taking this medicine.
Some Latuda side effects include:
Drowsiness, weight gain, tremors, nausea/vomiting, runny nose, sleeping problem, muscle stiffness, slow muscle movement, sleep problems (insomnia)
Some serious Latuda side effects are:
Very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or pounding heartbeats, feeling like you might pass out, tremors, or twitching or uncontrollable movements of your eyes, lips, tongue, face, arms, or legs.
If any side effects of Lurasidone become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A: A relapse in symptoms may occur depending on the severity of the condition, and you may experience side effects. You should speak to your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Q: What is the best dosage to take for Latuda?
A: You doctor will be able to determine the best Latuda dosage from the initial diagnosis.
Q: How long does it take for this medication to become active?
A: It can take a few weeks before this drug has full effect. Continue to take this medication at the same time everyday to ensure a successful treatment.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the missed dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule and do not take a double dose.
Q: What is the best way to store this medication?
A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets.
Q: How do I dispose of this medication?
A: Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. Some medication can be thrown away in dry waste, and some require a little preparation for disposal. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist to safely dispose any unwanted or experienced medication.
Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. 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. It may not be safe to breast a baby while using this medicine, consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.
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