Latuda (generic name: Lurasidone) is a form of antipsychotic medication. It is able to work as it can change the effects of certain chemicals within the brain. It is also commonly used to help treat the condition known as schizophrenia in grown adults. It must be noted that Latuda is not to be used to treat psychotic conditions which are related to dementia. Latuda is used to help you think more clearly, be less nervous and also to enable you to lead a normal happy life. You will be able to take part in everyday activities once again whilst using Latuda, it has also been proven to help decrease the possible hallucinations you may encounter as a result of your condition.
Latuda Side Effects:
Drowsiness, nausea, diarrhea, stomach pains, blurred vision, weight gain, breast swellings, missed menstrual periods and a decreased sex drive are other less serious side effects in which you may encounter whilst using Latuda. Dizziness, agitation, restlessness, seizures, fever, chills, high blood sugar levels, rigid muscles, trouble swallowing and also twitching or uncontrollable movements are all side effects which have been associated with the use of Latuda. It is important that if you encounter any type of side effect whilst using Latuda that you seek further advice and guidance from your doctor. If the symptoms of the side effects persist or worsen then you should seek emergency medical aid immediately. This is not a complete list of side effects and Latuda should be used with caution.
You should always take Latuda as you have been instructed to by your prescription or your doctor; a failure to follow these instructions can lead to you encountering the side effects which have been mentioned above. If the medication does not appear to be working or your symptoms become worse, then consult your doctor for further advice and guidance. It is recommended that this medication is taken with food, of which must be at least 350 calories. The medication should be used on a regular basis to ensure that you receive the full benefits of using Latuda. It must be noted that it may take a few weeks before you notice the medication performing as it should be.
Latuda is currently at pregnancy category B. This means that there is no risk to your unborn child if you are currently pregnant and you are looking to use Latuda. Your doctor or physician will be able to provide you with further information, should you require it. There are other medications which may interact with Latuda, and because of this it is important that you inform your doctor of any other medications you are currently taking or have taken in recent times. Bosentan, Conivaptan, imatinib and isoniazid are just some of the medications which may interact with Latuda. Other medications such as drugs which help treat the conditions which are associated with HIV/AIDS, antifungal infections and also high blood pressure can also interact with Latuda.
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