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Latuda

Discussion in 'Therapy and Medication' started by littlelucy, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. littlelucy

    littlelucy Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have experience taking Latuda? They just increased it for my depression. I'm leery about taking it in the first place.
     
  2. littlelucy

    littlelucy Well-Known Member

    Also, did you experience weight gain? Thanks..
     
  3. Ash600

    Ash600 SF Creative SF Supporter

    Weight gain is a possibilty from the class of drugs to which this belongs to. This can affect 1 in 10 people. It may also cause orthostatic hypotension and syncope so it is something which you should be aware of particularly as your dose has been increased. So I assume that regular and appropriate clinical monitoring will be undertaken. Also, grapefruit juice should be avoided whilst on this drug as it can increase the blood levels of Latuda.

    Naturally I assume you have been supplied with a patient information leaflet detailing side effects and cautions associated with this drug. If not, then I can upload one here.
     
  4. littlelucy

    littlelucy Well-Known Member

    Yeah I have all the information. I just didn't know if anyone had real experience with it.
     
  5. betteroffunknown

    betteroffunknown Well-Known Member

    I took Latuda for a few months. I found the med extremely helpful. It pulled me out of a funk I had been in for months. In fact this is the first med I clearly noticed improvement on, and that was after years and years of trying a ton of different meds. I was shocked.

    However and unfortunately I developed tarniv dyskanesia (TD) from it so had to stop taking it. The TD resolved within a couple months after I stopped it. I was saddened that I had to stop it after finally finding one that helped.