I've been taking latuda for 9 days , the first 6 days @ 40mg, & the last 3 @ 20mg. I've had severe diarrhea everyday since my second dose. I lost 5# in the first week. Will this go away? Dr said 40mg was too much as I was stiff & twitchy & insomnia & dropped me to 20mg. As for getting drowsy, it only happened once & I only slept an hour. It's 3:58am & I'm wide awake. I see Dr again 1/28/16. Any suggestions?
The Physician's Desk Reference says that in clinical studies about 5% of patients taking 20-60mg of Latuda daily reported mild to moderate diarrhea for the first few days to weeks. This usually resolves fairly quickly.
Have you asked your doctor for an antidiarrheal or tried an OTC product like Imodium? That's what worked for me for the week I started my Latuda.
Good luck and bestwishes, WCV
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