Latuda (Lurasidone) is a prescription medication that is used to treat mental and mood disorders such as schizophrenia and depression linked to bipolar disorder. Lurasidone belongs to the class of drugs called atypical antipsychotics. It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain. Latuda will help you think clearly, feel less nervous and live a normal life. It may also help to decrease hallucinations. This medication may also help improve your mood, sleep, appetite and energy level.
We currently have the brand Latuda from Canada manufactured by Sunovion. Latuda is available in the strength of 20 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg, 80 mg and 120 mg tablets.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if you have any of the following side effects:
• Inability to keep still;
• Mask-like facial expression;
• Weight gain
Contact your doctor immediately if you see any of the following serious side effects:
• Drooling or trouble swallowing;
• Interrupted breathing during sleep;
• Signs of infection
You should not take Latuda if you are allergic to Lurasidone. Before you start using this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. Latuda may make you dizzy or drowsy. You should not drive, use machinery or do any activity that requires you to be alert. Avoid alcoholic beverages. This medication may make you sweat less, making you more likely to get a heat stroke. You should avoid activities that may you to overheat. Lurasidone should not be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. You should not stop taking this medication without speaking to your doctor. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk.
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