Drug Ratings for LATUDA

Average Rating: 2.9 (112 Ratings)

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 1  Bipolar disorder Massive weight gain (25+ pounds) in a very short period. Loss of sex drive. Feel so tired all the time, despite taking at night. Tremors in legs. My depression got worse. I hate this drug. F 3 months
40 mg
10/20/2014

 1  depression Hate it. At first it mad me extremely drowsy for the first 3 days followed by extreme anxiety and jittery and stopped being able to sleep. Also made my jaw pain worse and gave me nausea. Stopped taking it. F 34 7 days
20
10/17/2014

 1  adjunct to other depression meds depression got worse. Shaking, uncontrollable movement, crying fits huge weight gain, uncontrollable eating.... worst drug ever F 45 10 days
40
10/16/2014

 1  Schizoaffective disorder Extreme sedation, increased depression, intense suicidal ideation, abnormal dystonic muscle spasms, nausea, tardive dyskinesia This drug is just nasty. It is supposed to help with depression, but for me, it increased my depression and caused suicidal thinking that I never had before. It literally forces your eyes to become droopy/close due to the extreme fatigue. The movement effects are bad too. AWFUL, awful experience. I can't wait to be off of this drug!! F 33 1 years
40 mg 1X D
10/14/2014

 3  Bipolar 1 Over excessive sweating with any activity including cleaning, anxiety, can't sit still, then after moving for 1 1/2 hr. I pass out to wake up 4 hrs later. F 41 2 weeks
40mg
10/7/2014
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 2  Schizophrenia Was great in beginning, after three months developed extreme vomiting, sometimes 5 plus times a day Controlled schizophrenia -- but cannot continue because uncontrolled vomiting which is getting worse even as we reduce the amount taken M 25 6 months
40 mg 2X D
10/4/2014

 5  bipolar 1 At first I was really really Restless and very anxious. I'm on 40 mgs. , Dr prescribed buspar And it really helped with restlessness and anxiety. I also take wellbutrin. All in all no mood swings and I feel very normal. M 29 3 months
10/1/2014
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 2  Bipolar I was prev on 1mg of abilify and even with that small dose I was very tired during the day. Doc offered latuda to try.. No sedation but it gave me mixed state agitated and depressed at the same time. Very strange drug.. F 54 2 weeks
20 mg
9/30/2014

 5  Bipolar,mood, sleep. Only side effect was vivid dreams, nightmares at first. Its helped me with my mood and anxiety. I no longer have frequent suicidal thoughts. F 37 6 months
120mg 1X D
9/11/2014

 4  Bipolar II Some nausea, restlessness, mild tremor So far so good. It's a strong med so I had to drop from 40 to 20mg. It helps with depression. I also take Cymbalta and Lamictal. M 55 3 weeks
20mg 1X D
9/11/2014
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 1  bipolar, anxiety, At first i was extremely happy. But what i felt and saw my family and friends saw different. I sstarted. To become paranoid and everyonesaid it just was ooverwhelming. I even believed my husband was having an aff from just how delusional i became and my friends tried explaining to me that its my meds and i was out of it. I weighed 187 befor latuda and stress and got to 161.i beat jenny! Lol. Actually 20lbs lost in a week in a half or less.. F 43 3 months
60mg
8/29/2014

 5  PTSD,anxiety The first night I took it I felt mentally and physically like I was being purged of all my anxiety and bad feelings. Very uncomfortable but after about an hour I slept peacefully. This medicine has changed my life. I'm excited about life again! I wake up in a great mood.I sleep great and have gone without anxiety for about a week now. I am so thankful for this medicine.I would recommend it to anyone that suffers from Social Anxiety Disorder or PTSD. I even went to my HS reunion and didn't have anxiety once! F 27 14 days
40mg 1X D
7/24/2014
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 2  Bipolar depression This drug made me feel overly weak and tired to the point where I couldnt go to work or stand up for very long. Didnt do much for my depression and it wasn't worth the side effects. F 21 2 weeks
40 MG
7/24/2014

 1  bi-polar depression Screw this med. Uncontrollable anxiety and restlessness. Terrible, nit worth any therapeutic effects. DO NOT TAKE THIS MED M 19 6 weeks
40 MG
7/23/2014

 1  steroid and ambien induced hypomani 1st day seemed like the answer, slept well, hypomania better,2nd day tired, exhaustion, no motivation, irriatable, dizzy, lost confused, decreased cognitive ability, lethargic, 3rd day more of the same only symptoms increased F 56 3 days
10mg
7/17/2014

 1  Depression with aniexty Extreme agitation, breaking things, rage. My Dr. Wants to up me to z40mgs. I'm scared of this medicine.. F 56 1 days
20 mg 1X D
7/9/2014
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 5  treatment-resistant depression The usual dry mouth of all psych drugs. Some anxiety while I was transitioning from Abilify. This has been a great drug for me. I was taking Abilify and hated it. Gained almost 10 pounds, and that in itself made very depressed. I've lost some weight on Latuda, and I feel like I have more energy and motivation. I just visited my parents and they said my mood was so much brighter. Abilify just seemed to weigh me down, literally and figuratively. I was very nervous about trying something new but I'm glad I did it. F 1 months
40 1X D
7/5/2014
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 5  cyclothymic disorder, ptsd I quickly launched into hypomania, followed by irritably., can't slow down, anxiety, severe insomnia, then suicidal ideation. weight gain exhausted, but still sleep 2 hrs a wake since starting this drug. Horrible feelings of hurting myself. This drug is dangerous for me, I have been taking meds for over20 yrs.this drug is a NIGHTMARE. F 48 6 days
40 mg
6/24/2014
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 3  depression gained 2 ibs in one week. starving hungry. I felt dizzy and a terrible headache. I went back to ABilify because it helped with my headaches greatly. We were hoping this would help for the weight gain from ABilify, but wasn;t any better and maybe even worse. F 52 10 days
10 mg 1X D
6/15/2014

 4  Capgras weak, dizzy Thsi brought me back into reality . M 80 10 weeks
20 mg. 2X D
6/7/2014
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 1  Bipolar depression I felt like I was jumping out of my skin and felt depressed initially after taking dose. Started at 40 mg and went all the way to 120. Latuda was very ineffective for my symptoms. Increased depression F 37 3 months
120 1X D
6/5/2014

 1  Bipolar 2;PTSD mood elevated very quickly; thinking enhanced, but focus very scattered. Ended trial due to suicidal thoughts that came on suddenly. F 71 2 months
30mg 1X D
5/30/2014

 4  Bi-Polar, Chronic Depression Verses all the other meds I have been on for Bi-Polar, this one has had the least side-effects. Minimal weight gain. Assists in getting to sleep. I only take at bedtime as it does make your drowsy. If you have been on any "old" bi-polar meds, this one is DEFINITELY worth trying. M 46 6 months
40 MG 1X D
5/26/2014
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 1  Hearing vocies bipolor disoder Mouth twisting jaw pain nausea tiredness F 47 4 days
40 mg
5/23/2014

 1  bipolar anxiety Akathasia, very sensitive to heat, severe depression, cutting, nightmares, gained 20 pounds, rage, almost checked myself into hospital. Antipsychotics are dangerous for some people unfortunatley. F 31 10 weeks
80mg
5/16/2014

 4  Schizophrenia Shakiness, Restless leg syndrome, Involuntary movements, could not stop moving even if I tried I still had voices and visions while taking latuda, but they werent as bad and I didnt take it very long. I am going back on it tomorrow for life. F 24 2 months
20 mg 1X D
5/15/2014

 2  Bipolar Depression, Anxiety Exhaustion, feeling sick after eating, lethargic, more irritable F 18 2 weeks
40
5/10/2014

 3  Bipolar ll..extreme mood disorder.. Idk if I'm crazy (well I know I am)..haha but anyways..I am switching from seroquil 750mgs to latuda for a bunch of different reasons mainly cause on the seroquil I live like a zombie..in this short period of time I've been on the latuda I'm starting to notice some good and bad effects..first Im sleeping less which is awesome and also lost a few pounds..But I am noticing also that I am having trouble standing still..started having crazy nightmares..also having some crazy dizzy spells on occasion..I go bk to my dr in a wk and I'm not sure if I should mention these things.. or are they all in my head...idk F 33 10 days
80
5/4/2014
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 1  Mood disorder I was always exhausted, to the point of drinking multiple cups of coffee a day and taking hour long naps before going to bed early. Working was nearly impossible and it caused me to have basically no social life because I just couldn't stay awake. Aside from the constant fatigue and exhaustion, it helped only mildly. F 24 6 months
40 mg
4/21/2014

 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

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