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How long does it take for Latuda to start working?

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GuinnessGirl54 24 Aug 2014

It took one and a half weeks for me to feel anything. Some people find it works in two weeks and I've met people that it took three to four weeks to work for. Depends on your body. Hope it works quickly for you! :)

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Jamilashaheed 30 Jan 2017

I had the same question... I'm curious because I've only been on it and Depakote for 4 days and feel great!! I was on this combination before but I didn't realize it worked so quickly!

MJH2034 17 Jun 2017

I am on day 5 and still nothing feel the same maybe slightly worse.
On 20mg

APHRO369 16 Jun 2018

I took latuda last night and instantly feel different. HOWEVER... it did make me sleepy and I hadn't been sleeping or eating and I did both after taking it. That could play a part but I'm enjoying it either way.

WildcatVet 16 Jun 2018

"How Long Does It Take For Latuda To Work
May take 3 to 4 weeks at an appropriate dose for you to see effects and possibly 2 to 3 months to see full effects."

I started Latuda at 80mgs/day one week ago. Nothing yet... but no side effects either!

moreluvr 9 Oct 2018

I was prescribed Latuda Les than 24 hours ago for Bipolar 2 depression. I already feel so much better I can't believe it! Even the muscle tension is relieved. I don't feel medicated. Just feel good.

MeggieGirl 9 Oct 2018

I remember feeling an almost immediate response to Latuda. I'm talking a few days, and the cloud was lifted. Latuda made me the happiest person in the world. I had to stop it because of weight gain, despite it being a weight-neutral drug. No other bipolar drug has has the same effect, so I am going to ask to be placed back on Latuda again this week, and use smart strategies to watch my food intake.

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CommaLlama 28 Dec 2018

My psychiatrist and my therapist both told me it can take two weeks for Latuda to work itself through your body before you begin feeling any effects. I was put on 40mg for schizoaffective disorder. At the time I had taken myself off of Seroquel 200mg a week before, and it was still getting out of my system. I've been taking Latuda for a week and a half now, in the evenings after a meal. Taking it with a meal helps it metabolize; without any food on your stomach you will only metabolize about half of a dosage of Latuda.

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