... dose? Thanks in advance for the help
Hi, ads! Yes, Latuda is an atypical antipsychotic not an SSRI which is a class of antidepressants.
Latuda has a very long half-life of about 18 hours. This means if you take an 80mg tablet, after 18 hours about 40mg will still be in your system. After 36 hours about 20mgs will remain, etc. So it would take about 2 days for your body to be completely clear.
Best wishes, WCV
If Latuda isn't an SSRI then why does that commercial advertise it as such? The dosage is what determines it. Under 60 mgs. it is used as an anti-d. Advertising is one thing and individuals are another. Another thing is everybody metabolizes meds differently. Some are fast metabolizers etc.Good Luck.
Hi, ads! As Masso says, Latuda is not an antidepressant, but rather an antipsychotic medication formulated to tret Bipolar depression. It's half life is approximately 18 hours, meaning the drug should almost completely clear your system in a little under 48 hours. This, however, does not apply to possible withdrawal symptoms (if someone even has them) which can persist for days or weeks as your body adjusts to the absence of the drug.
The only way to stop any psych medication is to titer down the dosage under strict medical supervision.
My best, WCV
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