LATUDA Reviews

Average Rating: 2.6 (292 Ratings)

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 5  BPD1 w/ Dysphoric Mania 20mg instantly made the worst symptoms I had go away. The doc and I went to 40 after a week and I still have had some anger/depression abnd panic attacks. Since I'm avoiding stimulants and benzos we're going to 60mg. Mostly a wonder drug for me, and I hope if you need it to be it works as well. M 36 1 months
40 mg 1X D
 2  Bi polar Hair falling out, feel more angry, it did help with heel pain from neuropathy just got done crying and calling myself ugly and don't feel like being on earth. I know if doses upped I will get side effects as with every other drug in this class. F 55 16 days
20 1X D
 2  Bipolar Restlessness, insomnia, boredom became pervasive in my life. The extreme highs and lows and suicidal ideation stopped and I started being on time but this came at a cost and I could no longer accept it. I like out saughyeento be moved by this night. Please take care of her. F 49 2 years
20 1X D
 1  Bipolar Disorder Mask like facial expression, Eye Lid tic, Lips smacking, confused, anti-social, dull depressed state, feet constantly move, feeling flat, brain zaps, trouble staying asleep, weight gain, dry hair and skin, anxiety, swollen lips and tongue F 64 2 years
60 MG 1X D
 2  Depression Extreme drowsiness right after taking F 26 4 months
60 mg 1X D
 5  Schizoaffective Weight Gain, Increased Hunger, Breasts more Dense and Heavy, Knocks me out. Taken combined with Lamotrigine The voices have left. Relief. Sad though since second increase now to 60 mg in less than a year. I've been on many medications. Reactions to most. From trouble breathing (Invega), TD (Haldol, Ambilify), breast lactation (Forgot while in acute ward), circulation where half body numb when laying on side, if on left side, right side numbed, (Invega), tongue rolling (Haldol, Ambilify), difficult swallowing (Haldol), Manic feeling like wanted to jump out if own skin. A sensation so aweful to where you felt yucky in skin. Had to pace non stop until my legs and I collapsed with exhaustion. Medical term starts with an A, forgot it A competent psych told me what others mistakened as mania. I actually suffer from depression but medication before made me too hyper)(Haldol) enlarged liver (Depakote ER), involuntary sounds like horse from wind leaving, hard to explain but embarrassing (Ambilify), upper respiratory in sinuses getting congested had to take allergy medication (Seroquel), coughing from constant mucus projection(Olanzapine). Needless to say not good stuff. But my symptoms are hell, and I wish this stuff was less expensive. It is a miracle worker for me. So gentle, livable side affects considering the hell these past 12 years have been trying other stuff. The negative talk stopped as did the whispers. Helped so much on depression without making me super happy or numb. I still feel emotions which is important but I can deal with it better now. F 44 11 months
40 1X D
 3  Psychosis Slight nausea, slight feeling horrible in my brain like it's dehydrated, slight feeling dehydrated overall, slight feeling anxiety, slight feeling can't keep still due to muscles want to move around, feel drowsy but not in a sleepy way, took panadol and was. able to sleep it off. This is my 2nd med to try. Tried Solian, but Solian made me gain weight, continuous appetite, lose motivation, enjoyment, focus, energy, so wasn't worth it. Now trying Latuda. Will continue taking it for now because the side effects may go away in a few days or weeks, because you take it within eating dinner before bed so can sleep it off, and mainly because it cuts my psychosis down almost immediately. Hoping it makes it go away, hoping the side effects cease. If side effects cease and all psychosis goes away like I hope, I will continue it. F 3 days
40mg 1X D
 1  Bipolar depression Feeling very flat with no personality. No drive, extreme exhaustion, weight gain, did not curb my explosive temper or my lashing out. Made me drowsy, but in a very nauseated, flu-like way. Also, and I could never figure this out, every few times taking it would cause a marathon long anxiety attack that made me want to die, it was so bad. They lasted about two hours each. That was the ultimate reason why I stopped, those horrible anxiety attacks. It just wasn't worth the side effects, and it didn't help my symptoms. So I stopped and I feel better. Not for me. F 50 60 days
20 1X D
 1  Bipolar 1 Periodic restlessness after taking. Weight gain. Depression. I was put on latuda after a manic phase on lexapro. I was put on lexapro for anxiety but after 3 years it caused a few months of acute mania which indicated a bipolar 1 disagnosis. I briefly tried vraylar but discontinued due to akasthia. Latuda did nothing for me except put me in a dull, depressed state. Side effects were mild but my mood turned very dark. I stopped doing activities I enjoyed and had no motivation or energy to get through the day. I was anti-social and lazy, often stuck to the couch for the whole day. I gave the medication a fair shot to work by taking it for 6 months but in hindsight I wish I had discontinued sooner. Over time I put back on about 30 pounds I had lost and was enduring persistent suicidal ideations which were never an issue for me in the past. I have never been as depressed as I was on this drug. Overall I suppose it was effective in stopping a pretty severe manic period, but the cost of feeling so deeply depressed was clearly not worth it. Recently stopped latuda and am trying a combination of lamictal and Wellbutrin to curb the bipolar depression. M 33 6 months
40 mg 1X D
 1  Anxiety, depression About a month ago I started having tmj-like symptoms. Jaw moving to one side, pain, feeling like jaw was going to break an hour or two after taking the medication. It started only happening a couple times a week then started happening everyday. My jaw would be so out of place and so painful I couldn't talk or eat. I had two doctors tell me it was tmj and I needed to see a dentist. Well, I stopped the Latuda cold turkey for 5 nights now and I haven't had any trouble with my jaw. My psych doc wanted me to wean, but after a couple night of not taking it with no jaw symptoms I was too scared to take it again. I'm feeling great without it. I will never take Latuda again after this. The scary thing about tardive dyskinesia, lock jaw, uncontrollable movement in face is that even after you stop the drug it can still continue and become permanent. I would recommend Latuda to anyone after my experience! F 28 2 years
80 MG 1X D
 3  Bipolar Agitation, low blood pressure, psychosis Thinking about going off of it M 34 10 months
40 1X D
 3  SchizoAffective No side effects I still have paranoid delusions. Not good to drink alcohol with Latuda or take other illicit drugs, which I have done. Lately I just lie or sit and think non stop in this depressive negative cycle with self loathing. F 31 10 months
120 1X D
 5  Bipolar disorder I have experienced little to no side effects. My hair and skin may b a tad dryer than usual. I've been on more than ten medications for bipolar disorder. This is the only one I've ever been able to take without losing me as person or feeling like a guinea pig. F 35 3 months
30mg 1X D
 4  schizophrenia Every 1 or 2 days i get stiffness (or like inflated) in my front neck for some hours. I know it's latuda cause i didn't take it for 15 days (not in a row) and it didn't do that strange side effect. So i take 3x 20mg a day and this way it doesn't happen in the afternoon M 35 2 years
60mg 1X D
 1  Bipolar The akathisia almost drove me to was a NIGHTMARE For some it's a miracle drug, but for me it was almost a death sentence. I didn't know what akathisia was until I started this drug and now I'm terrified of ever experiencing it again. Good luck on your peace journey everyone! F 35 21 days
60mg 1X D
 4  Bipolar 1 with psychosis Dry scalp and hair, increased depression, increased anxiety at first Broke my delusional psychosis in 2 doses. Worked almost immediately. I'm s/p mania with psychosis so my increased depression may be from that but this medicine has historically NOT helped my depression and seemed to make it worse. The antipsychotic feature is the only plus for me. After almost 20 years of trying every SSRI there is, my doc is finally trying Wellburtin. Only been taking it 7 days but I noticed a slight difference in my mood yesterday so fingers crossed. F 37 3 months
40mg 1X D
 1  Depression After a month being on it I developed what felt like slight anxiety and hand tremor. After another couple weeks I suddenly full blown severe akathisia with includes... Muscle tremors, inability to sit still or stand still, doom feeling, severe anxiety with new panic attack that lasted 5 hrs at a time, insomnia, brain zaps with flashes of light. Was the worst experience of my life. Had it not stopped I would've wanted to die. After three months of being off still struggling with anxiety and chronic insomnia. I now manage four hrs of sleep per night and is a big improvement over when I was on the med. The warning says can cause akathisia. Had I understood what akathisia could include instead of "restlessness" I would've never taken it. The med almost killed me. F 48 60 days
20 MG 1X D
 3  Bi polar It seemed to level me out in not having sporadic episodes of making quick irrational decisions. However, I now have tatdive dyskinesia. SUX and us EMBARRASSING! I'm coming off of it now! F 62 2 years
40mg 1X D
 1  Bipolar Started at 20mg and went up to 60mg. Helpful at first with controlling the mania and especially the suicidal ideation in depression. I thought it was nice that it made me drowsy to help me go to sleep, but in the past month I started getting so exhausted during the day and the drowsiness started to become more like dizziness and blurry vision. Then last Thursday soon after I took the medicine around 9pm something just switched in my brain. My perception shifted and I felt like I was in a void...I could barely speak and walk but what was most terrifying was that my eyelids wouldnt stop shaking so they couldnt close. I was hoping it would get better if I could just go to sleep but then my body started shaking uncontrollably. This lasted 4 hours and didnt get was absolute hell. Husband finally took me to the ER and they gave me ativan to sedate me. Thankfully I was able to go to sleep after that and so grateful the side effects werent permanent. When I looked it up I saw that antipsychotics like these can cause these symptoms, its called tardive dyskinesia and in some cases it CAN be permanent and cause irreversible mobility issues. SO DANGEROUS. I couldnt believe it and dont wanna take meds at all of the most terrifying experiences of my life. DONT TAKE IT. ITS DANGEROUS. Apparently after 3 months really bad things like tardive dyskinesia can happen...not to be trusted. These pharmaceutical companies should go to hell. 31 4 months
60mg 1X D
 3  Schizoaffective After this medication my delusions (I hope) and paranoia dissipated. No hallucinations, depression or suicidal ideation. Extremely tired and unmotivated to do even the most menial tasks throughout the day. So, basically, I'm a slug that sits in bed all day and watches the scenery of my bedroom wall. I will sleep for 12 hours at night with little disturbance. Wake up refreshed but that only lasts an hour or two. I also take a form of adderall xr, which has little effect overpowering the latuda as far as energy goes. Sometimes I am at peace with being a vegetable. Other times not. Peace is something I can honestly say you will not achieve if you do not manage your schizoaffective symptoms. F 35 4 months
40 1X D

LATUDA  ( LURASIDONE HYDROCHLORIDE):  This medication is used to treat certain mental/mood disorders (such as schizophrenia, depression associated with bipolar disorder). Lurasidone helps you to think more clearly, feel less nervous, and take part in everyday life. It may also help to decrease hallucinations (hearing/seeing things that are not there). In addition, this medication may improve your mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level. Lurasidone is a psychiatric medication that belongs to the class of drugs called atypical antipsychotics. It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)