Latuda is an antipsychotic prescription drug. It is used to treat schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depression.
What is Latuda used for?
Latuda is used to treat symptoms, such as schizophrenia, of psychotic (mental) disorders. For elderly patients with dementia, this drug should not be used to cure behavioral problems. It can be used alone or in conjunction with other drugs (e.g., lithium, valproate) to treat bipolar disorder depression.
There is an elevated risk of death for older patients with dementia-related psychosis treated with antipsychotic drugs. Lurasidone is not licensed for the treatment of psychosis-related patients with dementia. Among pediatric and young adult patients taking antidepressants, there was an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior.
How does Latuda Work?
According to Good Rx.com, Latuda works best if there is a steady amount in the blood. It is suggested to take this drug at the same time every day to keep blood pressures stable and do not skip any doses. Do not take this medication more often than the doctor has prescribed. You can buy medications by sending prescriptions online to a legitimate Canadian pharmacy.
What are the Side Effects of Latuda?
Latuda can cause blurred vision and dry eyes. If the issue doesn’t go away or is serious, see your eye doctor.
Latuda can reduce your body’s response to heat or cold. In cold weather, cover up and stay hydrated in hot weather. When possible, avoid extreme temperatures such as hot or cold showers, or activities such as vigorous exercise that can cause dehydration.
The most common side effects of Latuda are:
- Absence of or decrease in body movement
- Difficulty with swallowing
- Inability to sit still
- Incremental or ratchet-like movement of the muscle
- Loss of balance control
- Mask-like face
- Muscle discomfort
- Muscle trembling, jerking, or stiffness
- Need to keep moving
- Rigid or stiff muscles
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
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