Drug Ratings for LATUDA

Average Rating: 3.1 (83 Ratings)

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 1  bipolar/major depressive disorder Was not sure why the doctor chose to switch me to this med from Effexor XR which I had been on for years and it was working well. Because I was in the hospital I chose not to fight the system & took the med. Within 1 week I noticed the worst of my personal side effects....weight gain....Within 3 weeks I had gained almost 20 lbs!! I discontinued the med & returned to Effexor. My understanding is that weight gain is not a big side effect, I disagree. Since the med stays in your system for a week or so after you discontinue I continued to gain weight. I gained almost 30 lbs before it stopped. As with all weight gain med or otherwise gained; I haven't been able to lose it yet. I really didn't notice any mental problems. I know all meds are different for each person. My suggestion to people that easily gain weight would be to really discuss with your MD before just blindly taking. Side effects are hard to manage; always discuss with your Doctor & don't be afraid to ask a million questions so you really understand the medications. F 49 30 days
80 1X D
4/14/2014

 1  Bipolar I Dangerous hypotension. My blood pressure dropped to 60/32. Earlier that day I thought I was driving down the wrong side of the road. I felt like hospitalizing myself due to feeling one of the worst mixed states I've ever had. Mostly, those with naturally low blood pressure do not take!!! It's not just a bothersome side effect, you could die. 46 3 days
15
4/8/2014
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 1  Depression/Anxiety Extreme anxiety and agitation; suicidal; couldn't stand myself; wanted to scratch my skin off; lost it completely; took 4 people to hold me down. Ativan prescribed. F 13 3 days
40mg
4/6/2014

 2  Bipolar, Depression, Lethargy No noticeable side effects. Very high tolerance for meds. Started at 60mg. Never noticed any improvement. Was willing to continue, but GIANT headache from insurance company. They want me to try any other 2 antipsychotics first. Suggestions, anyone? F 48 14 days
60mg 1X D
3/29/2014
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 1  BiPolar Depression headache, increased appetite, weight gain, short temper, irritable, very tired, sleeping all the time, very high blood sugar, wacky dreams I was hoping this was the med for me after reading such good reviews but as you can see from the side effects it wasn't. I'm type 2 diabetic and was on abilify as well and that worked well for me until I had to stop taking it because of much higher blood sugar readings. Lamotragine gave me intolerable insomnia. Latuda has been a 2 week nightmare for me. I hope others have better luck with it. I know 2 weeks isn't very long and should see if the side effects wain but they are just so bad now that I can't! M 47 2 weeks
40 MG 1X D
3/23/2014
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 2  Bipolar Experienced severe hot flashes, trouble cooling down, jaw pain, extreme fatigue, no energy at all. The first couple of days were great. Then came the jaw pain. And feeling hot all the time. Mild chest pain. I stopped the drug and felt cool again. Also felt more energetic. F 36 2 weeks
20 mg 1X D
3/1/2014

 1  Bipolar It was terrible. Horrible insomnia. Would try to go to sleep and couldn't for the life of me. And there was a horrible restlessness inside my body I have never experienced, especially in my legs. I would lie down and my legs felt like they wanted me up and running laps around the house.ugh, no thanks!!! F 37 2 days
20 mg
2/19/2014

 2  Bipolar/depression Waking up too early, not enough sleep F 30 3 weeks
80
2/17/2014
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 1  Depression Vomiting, restlessness, shakiness, insomnia, loss of concentration This isn't helping me with my thoughts. In fact, probably due to lack of sleep, the thoughts have been getting worse. I do not recommend this medicine. F 18 2 months
80 MG 1X D
2/12/2014

 4  bipolar / schizoaffective Akathesia and mild sedation. Am no longer suicidal but still having visual hallucinations and only mild paranoia. Cannot tell how much or what exactly this drug is doing since I am also taking it with remeron, wellbutrin, and ativan. F 20 2 weeks
40
2/3/2014

 1  delusional disorder tremors, shaking, tardive discenisia, dystonia, insomnia, weight gain, dizziness, diarrhea stopped after 3 months of suffering. would not recommend latuda to anybody F 50 3 months
40mg 1X D
1/23/2014

 4  Schizophrenia Akathesia and a panicky feeling after taking it. This lasted for about three weeks. (it went away) I hope I can get this after my insurance runs out. M 48 365 days
80mg 1X D
1/20/2014

 1  BIpolar2,PTSD,Panic Disorder Severe cognitive impairment, De- realization/ personalization. Blurred vision, slow and difficult movement of limbs, weak hands, severe inner restlessness, indigestion, gas, itchy skin, dizzy, cold like symptoms.overall sick feeling. I really wanted this to work. I'm treatment resistant so far to all bi-polar depression meds. Zyprexa worked great but, even with metformin, couldn't keep sugar levels in safe range. Latuda felt like a bad acid trip! The worse symptom was being totally "feelingless and thoughtless" yet having a restlessness that left me running around opening and closing blinds, misplacing things, forgetting to stop washing my face!......awful sick feeling too. F 56 1 days
1X D
1/16/2014

 1  mild bipolar, mild borderline Itchy face that developed gradually so I didn't notice until my Dr asked my about it. Very strong heat at the base of my skull that kept getting worse and was pretty scary. F 36 1 months
20MG
12/27/2013

 3  Dissociatve Restlessness M 27 2 weeks
80 MG 1X D
12/9/2013
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 4  Severe depression/suicidal thoughts I started at 20 MG, and the only side effect I noticed was an inner-restlessness, like I didn't want to stop moving. I began to take it in the morning with breakfast because it actually kept me up. Now I take it at night because I get sleepy. Although I saw an immediate improvement in my depression, I still had some intense suicidal urges a few weeks later, so my doctor upped the dosage to 40. The only difference I've noticed is increased sleepiness and nausea. It is definitely helping with my depression. I am able to be around people, and able to motivate myself to do things again! I couldn't even get up before. F 23 1 months
40 MG
11/28/2013
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 4  Bipolar decreased appetite, increased body temperature at times, horrible backache, decreased sex drive I got off of Risperdal to combat my low sex drive. Latuda worked at first but at this point I am taking such a high dose, it doesn't combat the problem any more. Overall I like this medicine. I am happier, have more energy and seem to be stabler. My mother siad it was like having her old daughter back. I've had a terrible backache since I increased the dose past 80MG, but the medicine works so well I am willing to live with it. F 30 3 months
100MG 1X D
11/22/2013

 1  depression/anxiety voracious appetite, couldn't stop eating, weight gain, insomnia, no energy even though doc said it would energize me everyone is different, it could work for you, but it isn't for me F 66 19 days
20mg 1X D
11/3/2013
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 5  mania/depression itching with hives on arms and face I developed hives and itchiness on my hands, arms, and face on day 14. No other side effects. Thought this was going to be my miracle drug, so disappointed because I am finally feeling alive again. F 52 14 days
20 mg 1X D
10/27/2013
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 2  Bipolar Depression Some restlessness but was given cogentin for it. I kept reading how miracle drug this was and saw a lot of posts suggesting positive results quickly. For me that is not the case. I actually don't feel any change in my mood, neither good or bad. I don't how long it takes to feel full effect, but I don't believe this meds for me. M 40 4 weeks
80 1X D
10/25/2013
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 1  Bipolar 1 in remission Insomnia with restless anxiety. Severe constant headache and severe nausea. The symptoms for which this rx is prescribed to help have actually become worse than before taking medication. Was switched from Seroquel due to Prolactin issues which caused my to lactate without being pregnant, and this drug has the same potential side-effects. Either my pdoc didn't know or he was purposefully deceptive about the risks. No discussion of cost or potential side effects from pdoc. Continuing to take based on recommendation but absolutely miserable. Feel like a "guinea pig." Don't see how this will enable me to function professionally as I am down with flu-like symptoms and lack of sleep. F 40 3 days
40-80 1X D
10/25/2013
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 3  Bipolar/Paranoid Ideation Drowsiness, excessive sleepiness, nightmares, nausea, vomiting. I feel better mentally. Ideation is better. Nightmares stopped after a couple days. I take the pill at night now so I don't sleep all day. I'm going to try promethazine to help the nausea and vomiting. Also going to try taking 2 - 20mg tablets an hour apart. F 40 3 weeks
40mg 1X D
10/21/2013
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 5  Bipolar I I sleep quite a bit and have gained about 20 pounds. My doctor said it isn't common to gain weight on Latuda but that it is possibile. I feel great on Latuda, better than I have felt in years. It is just a bummer that I have gained weight. The sleepiness is manageable. F 45 8 months
80 mg 1X D
10/1/2013

 4  Bipolar II A few days I've been very drowsy and can't peel myself outta bed without major effort. Other days I've popped off the pillow with a can do it all attitude. Clearly it's too early to tell, but overall it's been good. Less crazy. Way more lucid and productive. NEVER thought I'd give in and take an antipsychotic. But it's been like being on a vacation from my ass kicking brain of dysfunction. I am grateful. I hope it lasts. F 38 1 weeks
40mg 1X D
8/22/2013
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 5  bipolar depression schytophrenia At first it made me nauseous and jittery but then I started taking right before went to sleep with my Celera. I feel that it has changed my life for the better M 40 2 months
40
8/17/2013
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 4  BiPolar & Schizoaffective Disorder None really, except I am extremely tired after taking. No more late nights since you should take the medicine with food. After being on Risperdal, this medication is a blessing. I feel in control and slowed down, in a good way. No real sexual side-effect, a plus. I think I am losing weight. I know I do not have the same cravings for sugar and salt that I had on Risperdal. I will update. M 43 90 days
40 1X D
8/12/2013
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 3  Bipolar 1 Evened out mood- no hypomania or mania, less anxiety. Gained 9lbs in 5 days, bloated, gas nothing satisfied my appetite it was unending! F 41 5 days
20 mg
8/12/2013
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 1  Bipolar Terrible diarrhea F 39 1 weeks
40mg 1X D
8/12/2013
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 4  depression and bipolar I have taken many other durgs. They all made me tired or weird. I haven't had any problems with latuda. I have had one panic attack and I can't sit still sometimes but I will take that over nightmares and walking around like a zombie. Over all it has been great for me! F 27 2 months
40
8/7/2013

 4  Paranoid disorder At 80mg dose I was falling asleep within two hours of taking it. Dose reduced to 40mg six weeks ago - having headaches last couple days but could be sinuses. Much better than Zyprexa. I feel like I have emotions again. M 41 1 years
40mg 1X D
7/30/2013

 1  Depression I started getting very hungry, and gained 3 IBs in five days. It also made my joints really hurt. It did help the depression, but can't tolerate the side effects. M 45 7 days
20 1X D
7/15/2013

 4  Depression I tried taking in the evening but didn't like eating extra calories, I take it with my evening meal. It doesn't make me sleepy, and it is helping with the depression. I do notice some joint pain, which I also had with the ABilify. Abilify also caused me to gain 30 IBS in two years. We are hoping this will be better . F 51 5 days
20mg 1X D
7/13/2013

 5  Bipolar 1 I have a bit of daytime grogginess and my nipples were tingly for first few days I love Latuda. Saphris sent me into mania. So high. It was awful. Hadn't been that high in years. But this drug is doing well for me. Also on and have been for years...lamictal,trileptal,Ativan and celexa F 45 4 days
40 1X D
6/14/2013
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 1  for Bipolar I have tryed many medications but to put it point blank made me feel crazy. I was unable to think clearly to the point I thought I was going to have to be admitted inpatient. However, after stopping the med. I felt relieved. F 36 1 months
40mg
6/8/2013

 5  schizophrenia some very small side effects only it is a wonderful buster drug to me, gave me my life back again! M 37 2 months
40 1X D
5/30/2013
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 5  Taking Latuda for Bipolar I Side effects: none so far. I have been on seroquel, risperdone, abilify and Geodon. Latuda is the miracle drug for me. If you see reviews saying it's a terrible drug, I would just say you have to decide for yourself. Everyone will react differently. On this drug, as well as not having side effects, when I went off of it for about 3 months, I had no withdrawal symptoms - - Someone told me they thought the drug was making me forgetful. I came to realize that it just might have been a situational thing. On this drug, I feel as normal as I've ever felt. F 41 2 months
40mg 1X D
5/30/2013
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 1  depression, bipolar This drug is terrible! I have only taken it for 5 days and actually l couldn't figure out why I felt like I was so exhausted and about ready to throw up. It does help with my anxiety but is definitely not worth it with these side effects. I personally think it should be taken off of the market or doctors should be way more up front with their patients about what it can do. My doctor told me nothing about any side effects and I'm really disappointed in her. F 58 5 days
40 mg 1X D
5/27/2013

 1  Bipolar II Severe nausea, throwing up, "weird/googly" eyes, derealization, drugged, out of it feeling I am livid at my Dr. for pushing this evil, horrible, nightmare drug on me. I have NEVER EVER had this horrible of an experience with any drug EVER. I only took it one day - here it is 3 days later and I am still in hell and suffering horribly from only taking it ONCE. When I woke up yesterday and today, I had severe, scary feelings of derealization from weird, odd dreams I had the night before. My eyes are STILL feeling weird. I still feel drugged. Can't concentrate or remember anything short term. Can't read. Am still slightly queasy. Yesterday was nauseous all day long. Exactly how long will it take for me to feel normal again??? After only taking this horrible drug ONCE and at such a low dose?? I spoke to the nurse the day I took it and she said to just take a half dose that night, because of the horrible side effects. Yeah right. I'd love to see her and my Dr. go through a fraction of what I went through. Then maybe I'd feel a litte better. F 48 1 days
20 mg 1X D
4/20/2013
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 1  bipolar I would never take this pill again!!!!...gave me panic attacks, I couldn't sit still, felt like running around cause I was scared and didn't know what to do..this pill is just a nightmare M 17 1 days
4/15/2013
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 5  Schizo-Affective and Schizotypal None I can't believe this drug! I don't respond well to atypical anti-psychotics and could only take Thorazine. I lost 10 lbs on Latuda and do not feel sedated! I feel like I have a life now and have not felt this way in many, many years. Finally, a drug that gave me my life back. F 30 2.5 months
160 1X D
4/2/2013

 5  Bipolar-PTSD None F 42 2 years
20mg
3/26/2013

 5  Bi-Polar 1 F 41 4 months
80 mg 1X D
3/12/2013
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 4  Bipolar, PTSD No side effects whatsoever thus far. I am still in the very beginning phase of taking this drug after going off Abilify (it did little for me other than put 30 pounds on me despite vigorous daily exercise). The plan is to increase next week to 40 mg but I have to say even at 20, I am feeling the edge soften a little and cannot wait to see what higher dosage will do for me. F 46 2 weeks
20 mg 1X D
2/24/2013
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 1  bi-polar 2 / adhd Felt like my blood sugar dropped...light headed, feeling that eating something would help, overly sleepy mid-afternoon (naps aren't my thing) but I'd have to nap. The worst is it took me to Hell! I was still a bit blue then, in the snap of a finger, I was in Hell...couldn't be around anyone, felt that I needed to go check into the hospital with a 24 hr watch & saw the words "suicide" circling my head. Where I had no plan, I felt I was being pushed down further into an abyss. My hands have tremors & they're not going away. NEVER have I been so scared from a side effect of a drug. I've been taking & trying many different drugs over the last 20 year & Latuda is the worst. I am drug sensitive but this went way beyond. I take 450 Lithium & 200 budeprion & I didn't feel the budeprion was doing enough. I've bounced back to a low level mania. I can't believe 4 days use has caused the tremors in my hands. Read these side effects carefully & question them before taking this drug! Don't be afraid of phoning your doctor; that's what they get paid for. If you're not satisfied, find another. F 64 4 days
40 mg 1X D
2/2/2013

 3  Major Depressive Disorder/Psychosis Lets just say....... I HATE ANTI PSYCHOTICS!!! I started on 40mg coz i had a negative voice and i wanted to kill myself. It takes an hour to kick in and the side effects last for 3hours. On 40mg i had HORRIBLE akasthsia!! I waz stummbling and my tongue waz tense and it hurt and i had a lisp coz it felt twisted. I waz misserable. on 40mg i had super green eyes! It waz stunning and my eyes were sensative to light and i felt waves of restlesness. I waz soo sensative to hot and cold in a second id be hot and then cold. psych doc dropped me to 25 and i took benadryl but the benadryl made me super tired. My eyes wernt green anymore and my voices went away and I had amazing vivid dreams! I could remmber them when i woke up. I thnk i gained some weight from it. It didnt help with my mood nad depression, it made it worse!! I had to pee alot. lol I'd latuda waz ok. The 40mg waz like a nightmare and 25 waz good. I miss having green eyes though idk why that happend prob the only good side effect I had :P I will never take another anti psychotic coz Saphris waz even worse. Ill be fine just hallucinating coz latuda killed my good voice though now i stopped hes back! yay! F 18 4 weeks
25 1X D
1/24/2013

 1  Psychosis,Severe Depression Horrible anxiety,anxiety attacks,insomnia,feeling like a zombie,grogginess,suicide attempt. I've never been a anxious person until I started this,the doc started me off with 40 mg and after a few days of taking this my anxiety went sky rocket,I couldn't barely do anything,every time I try to fall asleep I jolt back awake,the side effects have been so bad I tried to attempt suicide five different times,then later this was reduced to 20 mg a day witch I felt a little better I didnt feel zombie-like but still have anxiety every now and then,this is a terrible drug,STAY AWAY FROM LATUDA!. F 18 5 months
20 1X D
1/24/2013
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 5  bipolar mild drowsiness, weight loss, calmness this med is a godsend. i totally feel stable now. no depression no irritability, why did this not come out sooner. PLEASE ASK YOUR DOCTOR FOR LATUDA F 35 32 days
80 1X D
12/10/2012

 1  psychosis/severe depression SEVERE ANXIETY,grogginess,trouble sleeping,always tired. I take 40 mg of latuda,take it before bed.it seems to level down my psychosis well,but the side effects lasts for weeks,it totally not worth it. F 18 3 months
40 1X D
12/3/2012
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 4  son has mood disorder Sore breasts, vomiting, My son has tried other meds but the side effects are horrible. This is the only one that seems to help. I am worried about the sore breasts and the fact his regular doctor said it is bad to mix the Latuda and Zoloft together. M 14 1.5 months
30 mg 1X D
11/25/2012
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 5  bipolar this one had fewer side effects, initially. 0 side effects afterward. Son reported that he didn't know if it was doing anything. I think that is good, as I noticed the great awakening. If you are having issues son did at first, it took 30 days and close attention to find that the FOOD was his problem, not the med. We have awesome results when he takes the food with medication. I will post back after we get the routine better. He has had mixed results though because what seemed to be too low of a dose and possible too much activation was in fact him not getting any medicine so illness back with a vengence and or a partial dose which was too activiating. The same result we got from geodon. Like I said, I will post back later, but this medication has promising results with 0 side effects for son. I think we have hit the one which can be difficult. Everyone is different. And like with Geodon, too low of a dose can be activating, nervousness & all the other bad stuff. The only thing that he complains of is in the beginning it would keep him from sleeping as well. He also has sleep issues. M 21 30 days
40 1X D
10/14/2012
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 5  Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar some tiredness, initial sleeplessness, some internal restlessness with increased dosage this is a wonder drug, and i've been on almost all of the atypicals. Latuda has been the only one that has been able to stop most of my hallucinations. I still feel paranoid sometimes and I'm working on that sort of thing with my therapist. Unfortunately you can't go any higher on the medicine or it can cause extreme internal restlessness and insurance companies won't cover it either. I can't begin to express how helpful this med has been though. F 31 3 months
80mg 1X D
10/7/2012
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 1  Depression, Bi-polar Agitation, anxiety, confusioon, diarrhea, constipation - severe, difficulty speaking, swallowing, thinking, staying on track, focusing on a task, remembering what I was doing, dizzy, dry mouth, throat, tongue, nose, fatigue, low blood pressure causing dizzy, almost fainting, when getting up from a seat, gas, forgetting things within seconds, frequent urination - several times an hour! Headache, just a dull, always there kind, though at times would be severe, gained 20 pounds, increased sensitivity to everything, light, sounds, anything. Increased appetite, constantly wanting something to nibble on. Sore throat and hoarseness, by end of day could barely speak. Tics, tremors, shakes, tardive dyskenisia, akathesia. At first, I thought this was a wonder drug. I felt "happy" though my husband couldn't really tell. It was an inner contentment, and I was able to stay level headed during conflict, a wonderful improvement. But then after a few weeks I started noticing all these side effects - but since I'd had a head injury a few years ago, and many of these effects were simliar to those of the injury, it took a while to figure it out. Many of my old symptoms were increasing, especially memory and ability to stay focused. I'm trying to find out now if I have to wean off or can just go cold turkey. Worst of all, I have lost ALL desire or acceptance even, for intimacy of any kind, even a hug from a friend. Just nothing there, and worse, repulsive. I'm quitting it for good. Rather be suicidal than all this. F 44 7 weeks
40 MG 1X D
9/8/2012
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 5  Bipolar II No real side effects since on a super low dose 10 mg that I take in the morning. I used to take Zyprexa for sleep but it made me depressed and gain 40 pounds. Since I switched to Latuda, I can sleep even better with less grogginess during the day. I have to call it a miracle after taking Seroquel and Zyprexa nonstop for 6 years. They helped, but the grogginess and blahness sucked. I feel normal with no side effects. Lots of people get akisthisia which I avoided by cutting the smallest pill size in half to start slowlly. Surprisingly, it is all I need. I also take Lamictal 50mg, Lithium 600mg, Zoloft 200mg. Since Latuda is so expensive you can ask your doctor to prescribe a larger pill that you can cut in half or into 4ths so that your insurance pays for more of it. F 41 2 weeks
10 mg 1X D
8/7/2012
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 5  impulsive thoughts/suicidal ideation Only side effect I experienced was nausea if I did not eat a very big meal (the recommended 350 calorie meal). I just save my big meal for when I take Latuda before going to sleep. I eat a banana with peanut butter or two pieces of toast with peanut butter. This drug drastically reduced my negative, impulsive thoughts and suicidal ideation. I am higher functioning, have more energy than when I was taking Geodon 40 at bedtime with Zyprexa 5mg at bedtime. I felt so tired on that regimen, and now I feel wide awake in the morning. I have also lost 6 lbs in the first month, related to the 10 lb weight gain I got in one month on Zyprexa. Definitely a great medication. Would recommend anyone try it. F 24 1 months
80 MG 1X D
7/17/2012

 5  Schizophrenia nausea sometimes vomiting this stopped when I changed to waiting 20 minutes after eating the required meal to take my pill as suggested by my doctor. I am now able to have complex thought again and I don't have to nap throughout the day. I didn't know this was possible since I became sick. The other 2 medications I tried just were not the right medications for me. F 33 4 weeks
80 mg 1X D
6/22/2012

 3  Bipolar I w/psychosis I noticed an almost immediate improvement in the Latuda healing the symptoms of auditory and visual hallucinations. It also quickly improved my feelings of extreme rage, and irritability. However, I have developed severe problems with low blood sugar since I've been on the Latuda treatment. This isn't suppose to be a side affect of the Latuda, however, metabolic changes, hypergylcemia (high blood sugar) and diabetes are side affect risk affects. My Psychiatrist just switched me from 40 mg to 20 mg, I'll start the new dosage tonight. I also have a scheduled appointment with an endocrinologist in August to further research the low blood sugar problem. Has anyone else out there noticed a problem with low blood sugar. Blurry vision, shakiness, sweating/feeling faint, dizzy, etc. I had a fasting glucose tolerance test in the early part of May and it confirmed my blood sugar level was at that time, 45, and I was diagnosed as hypoglycemia. Anyway, good luck to each one with this newer a F 49 4 months
40 1X D
6/20/2012
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 5  Major depression Mild restlessness, mild anxiety Read the insert, Do not take CARDIZEM ( Diltiazam) with it. THEY WARN YOU ABOUT IT I was prescribed Latuda and noticed positive results almost immediately. I had much more energy and could think more clearly. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this drug! Taking a lot less other psych meds. CHECK OUT YOUR PSYCHIATRIST My "Psychpharmacologist". Had me on 9 psch meds and 4supplements at the same time. I cold barely walk and talk. After having TD so bad I had entire body spasms and could not sleep. I researched the interaction between Latuda and Diltiazam and I IMMEDITELY went back to this quack and and told him about it, and All he did was reduce the Latuda from 80mg to 40mg, added 2 drugs and 3 supplements Two days later I was in the hospital with cardiac arrhythmia. I called him and asked if any of these meds would cause this heart condition, less than his RECEPTIONIST came back and said no. While I has hospitalized THEY TOOK ME OFF THE DILTIAZAM and the TD DISAPPEARED BY 99% I took AP's for 35 yrs When I came home Ilooked all the interactions of all meds I take. Most of the psych meds he had prescribed psych meds can cause arrythmias! The only psych meds I take now are LATUDA! Lamictal and Nuvigil. No recurrence of symptoms, no more arrythmia. Drastic improvement in all areas. I have been able to think to the level I used to ( I have an IQ of 142). I have so much more energy that I have been able to clean my house, enjoy hobbiesand talk. I am confident that I will continue to have positive results with Latuda F 65 1 years
40 1X D
5/25/2012
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 5  Bipolar I I've been through the mill, and this is the best drug I've come across to meet my mood stability, sleep, weight, and mental clarity needs. At the beginning, there was some definite "jelly legs," but that was one year ago and it went away. I have not been this mentally lucid since my original diagnosis 10 years ago. This drug allowed me to get about 7 hours of sleep/night and my cholesterol went from 252 to 193 in just 7 1/2 weeks. This drug's effectiveness has allowed me to work a full-time job for the first time in a decade!!! My psychiatrist, therapist, family, and friends have ALL noticed this. All I can say is that it worked for me. I don't know about how it'll work for other people. FYI, I was usually on the more hypomanic side of things. I would go to the hospital for rapid cycling. Major depression, then mania. When I was on Geodon, I literally gagged or vomited daily. I slept 10-11 hours/day and thought that was supposed to be normal. It took me changing doctors to find this drug. It had only been on the market for a few months, but I decided, "Well, why not? Geodon's killing me financially and I'm tired of the vomiting and sleep problems." My old MD actually told me that she thought my Master's degree might "come to nothing" and that I might have to "be on Social Security Disability." I have been told by an even older MD that I "cannot have a baby." An MD before that said that I had to make a choice between being fat and stable and thin and unstable. What? Guess what? They were all wrong! My current MD said, "Are you kidding? Of course you can have a baby! All I'd do would be to put you off the clonazepam. When you first came in here, F 33 1 years
40 mg. 1X D
5/23/2012

 5  bipolar Im so use to side effects as I took over 22 kinds of meds b4 we hit this lucky one...was last on seroquel xr...triglycerides were 785.. Immediately stopped put on Latuda no meds for trys to see..well my tris went from 785 to 470...if u are on that med please get Bloodwork...I actually sleep normal not doped up not depressed..singing again and loving my life again!!! F 46 3 weeks
80mg
4/24/2012

 3  schizophrenia + depression Extreme anxiety, insomnia, itching, coughing Weight stabilized, can eat more w/o gaining. Never had problem with this anxiety this severe before -- it may lead to my choosing another antipsychotic (although I think I've tried most of them.) I am not a zombie like I was on Zyprexa. More energy. Having to take clonazepam with it once or twice a day. F 53 10 months
40mg 1X D
4/23/2012
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