I was diagnosed with schizophrenia about 2 years ago I have been on numerous meds. I just started taking Latuda 4 days ago. For two days I took 40 mg now I am at 80 I feel any symptom relief at all it almost feels like I am not taking any meds at all. I am really disappointed because I heard good things about this med but I feel crazy and the voices are loud and clear. Please help if you can I would really like to know if there are people out there that have had experience with this medicine. If so how long did it take for it to work for you? When you first started taking it did it work at all or did it take a few days? Thank you so much in advance for your help!! I feel very alone.
I am gettting ready to start Latuda this week or first of next week. What I have obtained from my psych and the package insert is that you might not see results for up to 2 weeks. I always give my antipyschotics 5-7 days to make an impact if nothing i call my psych and at least let them know. I work hand in hand with mine making decisions. I hope that answers your question to some extent. Hope it starts working.
It did take me a couple of weeks to really feel the results. I started taking it in November 2011. It helps with social anxiety and keeps the voices and other hallucinations away. I am not sleeping well but am trying to regulate that with Trazodone (50-150mg as needed.) Wouldn't it be nice to just chuck all the medications and still be able to feel good? Unfortunately, doens't look like that's going to happen.
My daughter started taking this medication three days ago and immediately changed her mood. She is calmer (still not able to function "normal"), I do not know if the hallucinations decreased because she does not say anything (she is now 19 years old, suffering since she was 10 years old). One problem is that she could not sleep for 2 days (at all - not even signs of sleepiness), so we reduced it to half a pill (10mg) and it seems that still worked, not sure yet. This medication had its effects right away as I observed that took away the effects of a potent sleeping pill (usually effective within one hour) for 4 hours. After four hours, she was able to sleep due to the sleeping pill. In my experience, if it does not work in the beginning, it is unlikely that will help you even with an increase in dosage (higher dosage can duplicate the likelihood of secondary effects).
I'm not one to write online reviews but I found so much information from other people online after my bipolar diagnosis that I feel it's only fair that I offer my insight now to others. In a very short time Latuda has proven to be a miracle
Drug for me. My anger is gone, the obsessive and delusional thoughts that keep me awake at night have all but vanished. I sleep better. Overall I just feel like a giant weight has been lifted off my shoulders. My wife says she can see it in my face. I look calm not crazy as she puts it. The only downside to this medication has been the battle with my insurance company to pay for it. It's outrageously expensive. I am on 60mg and a months supply retails
For around $1300! If it continues to be a struggle with my insurance company I have found a Canadian Pharmacy that will ship a months supply for $170. Its sad that Canadians are guaranteed health insurance and affordable meds where here in the US insurance is a luxury and drug companies can charge whatever they want.
- Latuda Information for Consumers
- Latuda Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Latuda (detailed)
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