Latuda is used to treat Symptoms of schizophrenia is adults and adolescents (aged 15 – 17 years). Imbalance of certain chemicals in the brain known as neurotransmitters, are the reason for schizophrenia symptoms. Lurasidone, works by affecting the actions of these neurotransmitters.
Latuda helps you feel less nervous and also helps to decrease hallucinations and to think clearly, and take part in everyday life.
It is important to take Latuda as directed by your Doctor, when you start taking Latuda. Your doctor will be determining the right dose for you. Do not hesitate to ask your doctor if you have any questions in regards to how to take this medication or Latuda dosing.
This medication may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use heavy machinery until you are aware how Latuda will affect you.
Do not stop taking this medication suddenly, talk to your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Keep out of reach and sight of children
· Absence of or decrease in body movement
· Loss of balance control
· Muscle discomfort
· Shuffling walk
· Stiffness of the arms and legs
· trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
· uncontrolled movements, especially of the face, neck, and back
· Arm, back, or jaw
· Burning while urinating
· or discomfort
· Fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
This is not a complete list of side effects. Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
What happens if I miss a dose? What other information should i know?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your Pharmacist or Doctor for advice.
What other information should i know?
Keep all appointments with your doctor.
Do not let anyone else take your medication, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
Talk to your health care provider or pharmacist about your medical conditions before you start taking Latuda. Medical conditions like Seizures, Diabetes, Heart conditions, Dementia, or Tardive dykinesia.