Has anyone took the medication Latuda? If so how good does it work? Are there any side effects to beware of ?
I'm really new at taking this medication plus the doctor is starting me on 80 mg which i'm kind of nervous to start out with but any serious responses will be greatly appreciated thanks:)
Asked by Carina Outler 6 months ago.
I took Latuda for a while, about 7 months after it came out on the market. My doctor's office gave me tons of samples, then when I went to finally get my first prescription filled, I found that my insurance company didn't want to pay for it. Maybe because I was already taking Abilify, a very expensive drug, for Bipolar II and it wasn't helping as much as I needed for my depression, so the doctor had added the Latuda. I felt great on it. My doctor started me on 40 mg. and then kicked it up to 80 mg. ( he believes in maximum dosages) but the 80 mg. made me dizzy. It may have subsided after a bit, but I have a vestibular disorder, so any dizziness from medication is something that I won't put up with. We went back down to 40 mg. As I said, I felt great on it. It even helped me sleep at night. It didn't knock me out or anything but I think it helped me sleep. No weird dreams, no side effects at all really. No weight gain--my psychiatrist says that it's one of three atypical antipsychotics--Latuda, Abilify, and Saphris--that are weight-neutral. That was a must for me. All in all, I really liked it, and would take it again, but as I recall, it was going to be around $400 a month without insurance, and we just couldn't swing it. I hope this medication works out for you. All the best. Answered by Santina Winlock 6 months ago.
Are you insane? I don't care what it is that is too much. Get a second opinion. Google everything. You will get an honest answer. K, I just googled it. If you have Any thoughts of suicide this drug will latch on and make them worse. I am caregiver to dimenctia patient, big warning on that. I say NO don't take it. Get lots of therapy and change your diet start Progesterone cream from drug store. My best friend hung herself. She was bi polar they say, but she had a coke problem. Please don't take it. Answered by Winfred Axon 6 months ago.
How do you feel when taking latuda?
I'm considering asking my doctor to switch to this.
Asked by Patsy Eitniear 6 months ago.
I took Latuda for a while. My doctor gave me a few months worth of samples, then when I went to get my first Rx filled, I found that my insurance company didn't want to pay for it. I was disappointed because the Latuda was working well for me. No side effects, no weight gain, no tiredness or zombie feeling. I took it at night with dinner and it was even helping me sleep. (You have to take it with food because it's better absorbed when taken with food.) I took it for Bipolar II disorder and it was really helping me. Now the doctor has me on Risperdal, which I don't think is as good. Be sure to ask your doctor if they have the little card that allows you to get a two-weeks' supply free. Answered by Charleen Kunter 6 months ago.
Out of latuda, invega and saphris, which causes the least weight gain and has lowest diabetes risk?
Hi, I just switched to a new doctor because the last one made me feel uncomfortable. I am schizoaffective, bipolar type... also diagnosed as bipolar I. My biggest problem is when I am manic, I am delusional to the point I risk my wellbeing. I have tried a number of antipsychs and mood stabilizers that I am...
Asked by Lyndsey Zinkievich 6 months ago.
Hi, I just switched to a new doctor because the last one made me feel uncomfortable. I am schizoaffective, bipolar type... also diagnosed as bipolar I. My biggest problem is when I am manic, I am delusional to the point I risk my wellbeing. I have tried a number of antipsychs and mood stabilizers that I am generally unsatisfied with, mostly because I either gain way too much weight (I am 125 pounds heavier than I was 2 years ago when I was first diagnosed): Risperdal (doctor took me off of it as my heartbeat was irregular) Lithium (this one causes too much weight gain and acne) Seroquel (do not like the 'hit by the train the next morning' feeling from it, even in small doses, also too much weight gain) Geodon (went to the ER because of this; i had tardive dyskinesia) Depakote (too much weight gain in too little time) Zyprexa (this one made me gain the most, though I've felt the best on this one out of all of them) I've also tried Lamictal, which I was okay with. No complaints there. My therapist when I was a teen suggested I try topomax to combat the weight gain from the other meds, though I refused it because I had heard it can make you very forgetful. I plan on asking my doctor for different medication, because I am concerned about my weight gain from taking the above. My ideal combo I am thinking of would be Lamictal (mood stabilizer), or Topomax (mood stabilizer), and one of the following antipsychotics: Latuda, Invega, or Saphris. So my questions are, which causes the least weight gain, which antipsychotic is the cheapest, and have any of you been on them? Your experience? Thanks. Answered by Julian Livington 6 months ago.
Latuda is your best bet for no weight gain. As in, NO weight gain. Most people get on it and lose weight rapidly. Lamictal is ok. I agree that's a good basis. Regarding cost, Latuda is waaaay expensive. Waaay. THE most expensive one. It causes a major amount of akisthesia, and in my own experience, a lot of EPS/tardive dyskinesia. So you would have to take a low dose, like 20mg or 10gm. Maybe you could combo the Lamictal and a low dose of Latuda. As far as cost goes, Invega or Saphris, are not much better.....but not as bad as Latuda. Could your doctor give you samples? Good Luck Answered by Dorthy Ackiss 6 months ago.
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Some Questions About Latuda (For People On, or Who Have Been On It)?
Since it's the holidays, I can't contact my psychiatrist about this, so I figure I'll ask the people of Yahoo some questions that have come up within the past few days. Please note, I was prescribed 20mg of Latuda, but was instructed to only take half a pill, so I'm on around 10mg a day. I take it...
Asked by Mitsue Gaytan 6 months ago.
Since it's the holidays, I can't contact my psychiatrist about this, so I figure I'll ask the people of Yahoo some questions that have come up within the past few days. Please note, I was prescribed 20mg of Latuda, but was instructed to only take half a pill, so I'm on around 10mg a day. I take it at night before bed. I've been taking it for four days. *Question 1: Did you experience any weight gain on Latuda? My psychiatrist said that it's weight neutral, but that most patients who experience any weight-related side effects actually lose weight. However, I am quite skeptical, because most psych meds I've been on caused weight gain. *Question 2: Did you ever experience any unusual episodes of crying? I don't usually cry...like, ever, but that's all I did today for no apparent reason. I'm afraid that that's what my experience is going to be like for the next week as well. *Question 3: Did it ever interact badly with any substances you took while on it? I occasionally smoke weed and drink, and I used to be on a medication (Lyrica) that didn't interact too well with those things. Since my experience with that wasn't too good, I'd rather not try to find the answer to this question in any hands-on way. Thank you! Answered by Keila Klugman 6 months ago.
I was on Latuda for a while. I experienced no weight gain while on it, and I was on 40 mg. My psychiatrist told me it's one of three atypical antipsychotics that don't cause weight gain. (Abilify, Latuda, and Saphris.) I didn't have any crying episodes while on Latuda. I did, big time, before the Latuda, which is why my doctor added it to everything else I was taking at the time. (I took it as an add-on to my antidepressants.) I don't smoke or drink at all, so I can't help you there. My experience with Lyrica was that it made my depression much, much worse. I was taking it for an unrelated orthopedic issue, and had to come off it after two months because I was an absolute mess. Overall, the Latuda worked very well for me. It helped me sleep at night and helped bring me out of a terrible depression. I only came off it because my insurance company suddenly decided they didn't want to pay for it--which was weird, because they'll pay for the Abilify, which is more expensive. Maybe they wouldn't pay for it because it was such a new drug--it had only been out for eight months when I was first prescribed it. All the best to you. Answered by Carry Rachi 6 months ago.
Latuda medication and your experience?
how did it help you or your experience with it
Asked by Tabatha Aydelott 6 months ago.
I loved Latuda. I worked very well for me, and there were no side effects. I got a few months of samples from my doctor, then when I went to get my first prescription filled, I found that my insurance company didn't want to pay for it. I was bummed out because it had worked so well for me. You have to take Latuda with food because it's better absorbed when it's taken with food. Get used to taking it with your dinner, and I think you will like it very much. All the best to you. Answered by Boyd Holten 6 months ago.
I can't complain as it blows away any of the other atypical antipsychotics. Side effects are rare compared to many of the troublesome ones associated with the others like weight gain, triglyceride increase, tremors etc. I did titrate very slowly as I noticed I got jumpy legs but that went away and was a walk in the park compared to others. This is the newest atypical and although it is expensive its registration study results for cognitive improvement even during a bipolar depression were impressive. Answered by Anneliese Popovec 6 months ago.
Has anyone taken Latuda? I am skeptical to take the pills, please share your experiences.?
This is for Bipolar... but after reading about side-effects online, it seems like a very very unpleasant drug to take. Especially "heat intollerance". I like to ride my bike and do NOT want anything interfering with sweating, or making me dizzy etc. What is it like? Thanks for your input.
Asked by Leoma Kietzman 6 months ago.
I used to take Latuda for Bipolar. I liked it. I had no side effects from it. I took 80 mg., the maximum dosage. The only thing is that you have to take it with food because it's better absorbed when taken with food. It has to be taken with at least 350 calories, so I took mine with dinner. I found it to be mildly sedating, which was fine because I'm an insomniac. I slept well, and it didn't give me bizarre dreams the way these medications can sometimes. Not like sleeping pills sedating (I take those too) but I found that there were many nights that I could get to sleep without the sleeping pills, which was nice. It didn't make me feel dizzy or hot. It's weight-neutral, so there's no danger of weight gain. All in all I had a very positive experience with Latuda. Answered by Nathanial Franck 6 months ago.
Latuda for bipolar?
I'm on latuda 40 mg and it helps a ton with my manic state but i have been feeling aggitated and angry and depressed, anyone else with similar expierences.. my doc wants me on lithium but i'm afraid
Asked by Glenda Quintano 6 months ago.
Don't listen to DeAnne... she has been here fr years telling everyone to take Zoloft and find a happy church... in fact her answer is simply pasted on any mental health question whether it applies or not... Seroquel made me suicidal, Abilify made so awesomely manic! My pdoc was against that..... Geodon worked but caused panic attacks and general anxiety (but at the time there were no other options but the older AP's) Saphris worked like a dream for 2 years!! It was fabulous... then it just stopped working..... Latuda made me agitated.... Rexulti I've only been on for a month (and it not yet approved for Bipolar) but OMG I love it! Even my therapist said "What's different? Your thoughts are organized and succinct".... I'm reading a book! I haven't been able to read in 3 years.... But how they work for me has no bearing on how they work for someone else. This was just to show the wide range of reactions a single person can had to drugs all in the same class (AP's). All you can do is try it... Go with the Lithium... it is till the best drug they have to treat Bipolar.... did you know that way back in the year 100 (yes, really) they used to treat patients who had "mania and meloncholia" by having them bath in Lithium springs. It remains the best treatment. I was scared too but it's nothing like it's made out to be. Answered by Beaulah Mondesir 6 months ago.
If youre a teen, remember that the teen years are the absolute worst time of life. I am surprised any of us survive it. You are struggling with so much stress, pressures, changes... Your body and mind are trying to cope but ... its hard, dealing with unpredictable hormones and roller coaster emotions. The brain is a very complicated and delicate thing. It can get messed up and be unable to produce sufficient serotonin. This is called a chemical imbalance ... which is easily treated, very common and nothing to be ashamed of. It can cause depression, anxiety, panic, obsession, self harm/self hatred, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, sleeping problems, aggression/rage, anger, phobias, fears, helplessness, hopelessness, hypochondria, OCD, paranoia, headaches, lack of interest in things, lack of motivation/focus... According to those who have gone to therapists, counselors and psychiatrists, they dont help much. Worse, they are not even allowed to prescribe appropriate meds to help you get better. Tell a dr. about your symptoms and ask for anti-depressants. Zoloft/ Sertraline is a good one; most people thrive on it and it has no side effects. It produces more serotonin which enables the brain to function properly. With the right antidepressants, you will be much better, happier, calmer, confident, relaxed and normal. What a difference it makes!! You need them, so stay ON them. Then, find big HAPPY churches, attend some youth groups there and have fun. Talk with the pastor/minister or the youth pastor/leader. They have more wisdom than you and I. And where else can you get FREE counseling? Troubled people need peace; a good pastor can show you how to have perfect peace. God loves you more than you can possibly imagine :) Answered by Bertha Detjen 6 months ago.
Does Latuda really have less side effects?
Anyone taking it? I was prescribed it and read about the vivid dreams it can create as a side effect and I can't stand my vivid dreams. They're always horrid. At night, I'm use to taking Xanax and Klonopin and I seldom dream and wake up more refreshed than if I don't take anything at all. I started...
Asked by Blondell Frankhouser 6 months ago.
Anyone taking it? I was prescribed it and read about the vivid dreams it can create as a side effect and I can't stand my vivid dreams. They're always horrid. At night, I'm use to taking Xanax and Klonopin and I seldom dream and wake up more refreshed than if I don't take anything at all. I started taking Klonopin at night to eliminate my restless legs and hallucinations. What I get is as soon as I'm about to enter sleep phase, my dreams sort of become part of my room. Could it be related to "Restless leg syndrome"? Could Restless legs cause me to kick out of dream phase but only enough to cause my dreams to become part of my room? I don't consider this "Schizophrenia", but my doctor seems to, as he prescribed me Latuda which is solely for "Schizophrenic" Patients. To sum it all up, I was prescribed Latuda. I am currently taking: *Half Milligram (.5mg) xanax and (Quarter Milligram) .25 mg of klonopin every night for sleep *6.25mg(very tiny dose, I cut the 50mg tablet in 8ths!) of Zoloft every day What has not agreed with me: Selexa Seroquel Paxil Not sure if there were others, but Selexa, Seroquel and Paxil all gave me sleep problems, nightmares, agitation and severe confusion and vision problems. To me, I really think I don't need anything but a good night's sleep and to get off these benzodiapenes. If Latuda causes the least amount of side effects, I will certainly give it a try. Answered by Charlene Stemper 6 months ago.
I am prescribed Latuda and I'm not schizophrenic. I have Bipolar II disorder, for which Latuda is also indicated. I have experienced no side effects from Latuda--no sluggish feeling, no weight gain, etc. I take it with dinner. You have to take it with food, because it's best absorbed when taken with food. I haven't experienced any weird dreams while on it; in fact I think the Latuda helps me sleep. Give it a try and see how it does for you. Answered by Vanita Maffucci 6 months ago.
I was just given Latuda for my Bipolar-depression....the starter dose of 20mg I was ok on...but she just upped me to 40mg and I have had severe restless legs...so Imma try to take it in the mornings with breakfast to see how that works. Answered by Azucena Nunez 6 months ago.
Latuda Restless Legs Answered by Eveline Pirie 6 months ago.
Latuda is a stupid name for a drug Answered by Natalie Meczywor 6 months ago.
Has Anyone Else Took Latuda For Schizophrenia?
It's an Antipsychotic.
Asked by Marcy Atnip 6 months ago.
If you have insurance that will pay for older meds, take those instead. The rule of thumb is to wait until a drug has been on the market AT LEAST 7 years, because many new risks and side effects are discovered long after the drug has been on the market. Your doc is likely familiar with that concern. I wonder if you have no insurance so the doc is giving you samples? Have you run out of all other options? Psychiatrist bloggers are not so impressed with this Latuda or the other new one Saphris. BIg pharma routinely rips off public health programs, by encouraging the prescription of the latest, most expensive drugs thru a laundry list of lies and manipulations. Risperdal and seroquel have been on the market a lot longer, and remember that the old drugs like haldol don't routinely cause diabetes. The old antipsychotics have DIFFERENT nasty side effects. Can't win for losing! I have bipolar and not schizophrenia, and the meds made my life infinitely worse for many years. I can't even go to the bathroom when I take antipsychotics, even if I chug miralax and other laxatives. I can't see to drive, my vision is so blurry. I don't understand how anyone can stand the stuff - it was pure torture for me. I got really bad akathisia too. I was never able to think sharp on antipsychotics. I am so happy that I am off that crap and I can do my nerdy stuff again. The docs say I am a rare case, but there are so many people like me out there. BUT I do NOT get psychosis, I KNOW when I am sick, even when I have mania (I may not realize how bad it is, though), and that may not be your situation. So maybe for you, it's better to take the pills. Answered by Jon Stolecki 6 months ago.
is it an ssri? be careful..often the side effects will leave u scarred for life..have u been recently diagnosed? i knew a chick whos brother were on shizo meds for long time and they died..not lying dont believe everything they tell u Answered by Tia Voelker 6 months ago.
If my psychiatrist prescribed Latuda does that mean she thinks I have schizophrenia?
I've been diagnosed with Bipolar but never heard whispers of schizophrenia. Nor do I have any typical symptoms of schizophrenia that I can find. Anyone know anything about this?
Asked by Ivy Labor 6 months ago.
Anti-psychotics like Latuda are often prescribed for mania, or the excessive "highs" in bipolar. Rather normal, so no, she does not necessarily think you are schizophrenic. Although, discussing this with her wouldn't hurt either. You're lucky -- Latuda is a newer drug and it's supposed to have few side effects. Answered by Fumiko Hennecke 6 months ago.
Anti psychotics are frequently prescribed for Bipolar... they control the mania. Most drugs do more than one thing... like Tylenol brings down a fevere AND kills pain.... anti psychotics stop psychosis AND mania. Answered by Kerri Luetkemeyer 6 months ago.