Does Latuda cause weight gain? I hope its extremely rare to gain weight while taking this medicine. I hope the odds are in my favor to not gain any weight or have any side effects at all that would be awesome!!Just started taking Latuda after stopping Abilify because of weight gain hope I made a good choice in doing so. I thought it about time to change meds I been on Abilify for 11 years but started recently to have issues with depression and my mood. So My Psychiatrist put me on Latuda40mg so far I haven't noticed any side effects but its still too early to tell its only been three days since being on this new med. I take Latuda in the evening with a meal for Schizophrenia and Bipolar as well as for depression and to stabilize my mood also I take Lexapro at bedtime.