... I had a horrible reaction as I took it with my morning med's without food. I found about two hours later I was dizzy & extremely tired and had to leave work
LATUDA should be taken with food (at least 350 calories). Administration with food substantially increases the absorption of LATUDA. Administration with food increases the AUC approximately 2-fold and increases the Cmax approximately 3-fold. In the clinical studies, LATUDA was administered with food [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].
Also, I believe people prefer to take at night. If you want further instruction, don't be afraid to contact your pharmacist.
I was told to take it in the evening about 7, with a meal of 350 calories.
Since I did this I feel better and do go to bed early.
just started on Latuda 20mg to be increased in 3 weeks to 40mg. I take it 2 hours before bed with a meal (that's an adjustment for a recovering anorexic lol). One meal that works is a frozen breaded chicken breast with veggies. From frozen it takes 4.15 minutes in microwave. Or it can be baked the oven etc. And a glass of milk. That's 400 calories.
I take my Seroquel approx an hour after the Latuda.
I also take Lamotrigine during the day.
Latuda relaxes my whole body and brings on drowsiness even before the Seroquel. I can't imagine taking it in the morning or afternoon or when I need to be awake.
I had a couple of stomach
twinges in the morning at first, no nausea.
I was told to eat well and take the Latuda after or during eating. Not before eating. If it hits the stomach without food stomach cramps and vomiting could happen.
The effect is great so far. I'm perkier in the morning not groggy and stumbling like when I was just on Seroquel. My mind is clear, the bad voices seem to be muted or gone and I can focus. And I am calm and feel like myself at last. All of which is an amazing relief. Before the Latuda I had descended into a massive depression with screaming abusive head and crying and irrational anger and nightmares, even on seroquel.
If it stays at this level of perkiness with the Latuda now in the mix, I'll be thrilled. I just hope it doesn't push me up to mania as it levels up in my bloodstream.
- Latuda Information for Consumers
- Latuda Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Latuda (detailed)
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