User Reviews for Latuda
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Reviews for Latuda
For Bipolar Disorder "Update on Haldol and Zofran ODT. MD Inc my dose of Latuda from 80mg to 120mg. After 1 hr of taking Latuda I got violent severe vomiting daily x 8 days despite use of antiemetics. I told MD I quit, no illness is worth this. He suggested 40mg in AM and 80mg in PM. SO here is my regimen. Upon awaking take 0.5mg Haldol, after 1 hr eat minimum requirements 350 cal ( to make Latuda work best), then take Zofran 4mg ODT and wait 20 min and take Latuda. Repeat in PM. NO N/V x 7 days - yeah. Hoping this will last because running out of drugs to use and Latuda has worked best. Also on lamictal and Vyvanse for cyclic bipolar ( diagnosed when I was 60!)."
Jomcl (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 24, 2016
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For Bipolar Disorder "Worst medication I've ever taken! Made me sick daily, neausish. Took with food threw up. Took 30 minutes after eating food and threw up. After taking this medication I had increased anxiety. Worst drug I've ever been on."
Nicole19855 September 16, 2016
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For Schizophrenia "Been on Latuda 40 mg for six weeks. Doctor put me at 80 yesterday and the restlessness I experienced last night was unbearable. All day I haven't been able to stop moving my feet and legs. Called the doctor today and she said continue taking it and go to the emergency room if the symptoms get worse. PLEASE HELP. Does the restlessness go away !!?????"
Uj8514 September 15, 2016
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For Bipolar Disorder "Just started on this medication for bipolar II disorder and I also have borderline personality disorder according to the psychiatrists. I switched from abilify because I had a recent suicide attempt while on it. After starting latuda, I have not experienced any lows but it is hard to tell if it is the medication or the nature of my mood swings. Haven't felt hypomanic in quite a while however. Just note, it is important to take this med with at least 350 calories of food because that will allow the drug levels to reach an optimal concentration in your body, otherwise the drug is not doing too much. I am a pharmacist so I know quite a bit about drugs."
Alexis19861 (taken for less than 1 month) September 13, 2016
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For Bipolar Disorder "Bipolar 2 cyclic .started with Serequil, lamictal and Vyvanse. Serequil worked but horrible side effects: urine retention. Daily HA, All day long nausea, weight gain 22#. Despite watching diet and daily swim. Started Latuda Took 40mg at dinner (8pm) for 4 week. what a great mood stabilizer for me but still having periodic days of mania and depression. Inc to 80 MG. Doing great. Within 3 weeks of starting Latuda lost 20 lbs ( almost like my metabolism kicked into overdrive) after being on Serequil. side effects: my stomach super sensitive so of course nausea. I must take 1 hr after dinner, letting food digest, no alcohol. Otherwise vomiting within 2 hrs after taking. I take RX haldol 0.5mg BID and Zofran ODT for breakthrough nausea"
JMLMC (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 30, 2016
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For Bipolar Disorder "I was put on latuda 20 several months ago. It made my insomnia worse, increased my racing thoughts and I felt like I was in a constant state of panic. After discussing all of this with the doctor, she doubled the dosage. After 2 weeks with maybe an hour of sleep a night, no appetite, a constant racing mind, and disabling panic, I sought the advice of my PCP. He has been treating me for more than 10 years now and ordered me to immediately discontinue it. I'm not completely cured by any means but the excessive symptoms are much more tolerable and I can usually sleep now."
Shellbelle77 (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 28, 2016
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For Bipolar Disorder "I started Latuda about a month ago so far I feel amazing. My negative thoughts (voices in my head) are not gone but more positive and not so attacking. I havnt had any erges in my body to yell scream or cry for no reason. I havnt yet to pop off quick like I did before I have no feeling to even be upset. I'm Feeling as if iv let go of all the bad energy I had inside me. A lot more tired and restless I'm sure I will get more use to it later but it's help me not wake up in a panic like I did everyday before. I would truly recommend to anyone who just wants to figure out who they truly are somone who wants consistency with there self If that makes sense? I love the person I am now and I hope to keep feeling this way. Good luck"
Anonymous August 17, 2016
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For Schizophrenia "I take been taking Latuda for year i have gone to 40mg up 80mg I can take 40mgs but it doesn't help and 80mgs makes me feel high and i hate that feeling and the voices don't stop or seeing shadows where people are wearing black gowns i still need more help i can't work because i feel like everybody talking about me all the time but worst thing is seeing things thats not really there"
Renee65 August 15, 2016
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For Schizophrenia "Latuda has been a hero in my battle against schizophrenia. Aside from having to take with food and having trouble cooling off in hot weather I am very glad to have latuda. This drug makes it impossible for me to function acceptably in life due to side effects such as sedation and other cognitive issues. So I accept that gladly as it cures my schizophrenia. I take 120 mg each day. I try to save my pill as late in the day as I can but usually take it around one o clock. So I cannot function at a job acceptably and need help functioning at home occasionally but my schizophrenia is entirely in check for the most part."
Vaper August 12, 2016
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For Bipolar Disorder "Latuda, mood stabilizer (trilleptal 300 twice daily) and anti depressant (Effexor 150 once in morning) have helped so much. I've felt like a Guinea pig the last two decades with different drugs and different Drs telling me conflicting things. The one thing they all agree on is I'm bi polar II, PTSD disorder and borderline personality. What they couldn't agree on is what to give me. I've been on more medications than I can count and the only one that ever has not only WORKED for me but has little to no ugly side effects (for me) has been this combination which was stumbled upon one of the many times I've been hospitalized for despression or suicide attempt. Ever since then Latuda has been a must in my daily life. 40mg once at night."
Nighttide August 6, 2016
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For Bipolar Disorder "Just started taking Latuda 2 days ago. I may be psychologically thinking it's starting to work already. But I know it's just wishful thinking. Been on 20mg of Prozac, 100mg of Lamictal, .5mg Ativan & 100mg of trazadone for 15 years. Hopefully I can quit the Prozac altogather. Will see, very hopeful."
jakmak52 (taken for less than 1 month) July 24, 2016
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For Bipolar Disorder "I am 58 and was diagnosed with Bipolar II and ADHD. I'm currently on Latuda 20 mg, Lamictal 300 mg, Cymbalta 60 mg, and Vyvanse 40 mg per day. Before Latuda I would stay in bed for months and considered suicide. Within a week of starting it I was motivated, hopeful and energetic. I do experience significant restlessness, a weird anxiety and hyperventilating about 2 hrs after taking it--it also makes me drowsy-- so I eat about 8 pm, take it (you must take Latuda with at least 350 cal for proper absorption of the med) and go to bed about 10. It doesn't bother me while I'm asleep. Unfortunately, I have noticed a return of some depressive symptoms lately. I tried 40 mg, but the side effects are too severe. :("
Cricket822 July 23, 2016
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For Bipolar Disorder "Been on latuda about 3 weeks now. The only down fall is staying asleep for the whole night. I go to bed around 10pm and i wake up about one hour later feeling restless. Doctor told me to take melitonin before bed. I'll see if that works. Also,like someone above my message said. My doctor ask me to go off the medication and notice the signs of depression again and see what the medication has been doing. So true. After 3 days off the medication,I notice my symptoms of anger and impulsiveness return, also my depression hitting hard again. So am going back on after today and staying on. Its finally a miracle that I can be symptoms free and no more racing thoughts. Thank you medicine. "
shanda819 July 15, 2016
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For Bipolar Disorder "Been on latuda 20mg for almost 3 weeks now. I definitely notice a difference in my mood. I dont feel so heavy and down. Im glad to finally have some relief. I also notice that my anxiety is not as high and im not angry all the time. I hope things go up from here. Im very positive about this medicine."
Laney41 July 8, 2016
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For Bipolar Disorder "This drug is AMAZING! My negativr thoughts and mood swings are a Thing of the past.. FINALLY! Ive been on prozac, cymbalta, and fetzima (last one made me manic).. This is finally the one that worked for me! No side effects as of yet on 20 mg for 3 weeks.. Give it a Try for stabilizing mood"
Cellis14 July 5, 2016
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For Bipolar Disorder "I have recently been diagnosed BP 2. I spent years being depressed with one suicide attempt. I had been taking fluoxetine for 10+ years. When I finally went to a psychiatrist he took put me on Latuda and Lamictal. What a difference! My primary care asked me to go off the Latuda for a few days and I definitely noticed a difference for the worse. Latuda and Lamictal have saved my life, I am much more productive, motivated and happy."
Happy_now July 3, 2016
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For Bipolar Disorder "I switched from Zyprexa to Latuda about 2 months ago. At first, I was having a little bit of trouble staying asleep. Now, I feel much more energized when I wake up. It keeps symptoms at bay. I was also able to lose almost 50 pounds (through diet and exercise). It is possible to lose weight on this drug as you are not constantly thinking about food and feeling sluggish. Definitely recommend for those looking for an alternative."
dmick (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 29, 2016
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For Schizophrenia "I remember going into a deep depression where I didn't want to live anymore. Being from an african background it was hard to explain this to my family as they don't believe in things like depression. This made things a bit worse for me. I would have panic attacks at work and suffer from racing suicidal thoughts. One day I had a psychotic episode and ended up being sectioned for a month. I refused medication at first because of all the horrible stories. However, I gave in. I started on 20mg then it was upped to 74mg. This was the greatest decision of my life. I have never felt so happy and grateful for my life. I can laugh again without faking my emotions, i can eat again I can sleep again. This is a miracle drug!!!!"
Maddy23 June 28, 2016
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For Schizophrenia "After years of thinking life was over and I would have to live with paranoia in public, voices in my head and uncomfortable horrific feelings for life I tried this and within a month it evenly spreaded what I was once missing in my head from being traumatized by the death of my grandpa. At first my tounge was numb and anxiety was high the next day after taking 40mg at night with food but taking serequel or hydroxzine every 6 hours frequently they coordinated perfect with each other and through out my experience I forgot about the thoughts, delusions, and was able to live my life care free as my psychosis being a bad memory"
Healing Process (taken for less than 1 month) June 26, 2016
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For Bipolar Disorder "Been on it for two months. Didn't notice a difference to three weeks taken it. Started sleeping through the night with vivid dreams, but my dreams are always vivid. Depression got bad, but seems to be letting up. My doctor wants me to take it in the morning, but I sleep most of the day, and feel like crap till the afternoon. Plus the restlessness during the day is miserable. On 40mg now, and going to start taking it at night. I can take it on an empty stomach with no problems. Will see what happens. Was seriously thinking of stop taken it, but reading these reviews really helped. That I wasn't the only one with some of these issues. I thank you all!! One last thing I'm Bipolar ll mixed manic, and people have notice that I'm calmer."
Happea June 26, 2016
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For Bipolar Disorder "I started taking Latuda a month ago and it is the most debilitating drug I've ever hadi feel like I can't move or have any motivation to do anything. Ive also gained 20 pounds. Im absolutely miserable. Do not take this! It's not worth feeling like a slug all day."
tnh1837 (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 25, 2016
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For Bipolar Disorder "I've been on latuda 40mg for 1.5 years. In 2012 I was hospitalized after a manic episode - hallucinating and not eating or sleeping for 2 days. Hospitalized in 2014 for another manic episode. I was prescribed latuda 40 mg, haven't changed since then. I also started seeing a Christian therapist after my 2nd episode. I don't always take my latuda with food, and rarely after dinner (otherwise I get restless and anxious). But so far I have been healthy mentally, no manic episodes, no major depressive states. This year I have even lost 10-12lbs, but I'm very active now. I don't have a history of drug use, never been medicated before this, but family history of mental health issues."
Bovary (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 25, 2016
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For Bipolar Disorder "Diagnosed with Bipolar II and Schizophrenia. At first this was the wonder drug. Now, as I'm 1 year into it, my daily functionality has significantly decreased. I take this with 50mg Vyvanse just to wake up enough to work. I can't verbally communicate any more, even with friends or my wife. It's affecting my work. My tongue clicks and my legs shake uncontrollably. No motivation. No emotional reactions except strong anger outbursts. I will sleep 18+ hrs a day if I can."
Anonymous in Indiana June 21, 2016
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For Schizophrenia "I have been taking this medication for 2 years now. First year, it worked like a wonder pill. Minimal side effects such as nausea and drowsiness after in jesting it. Some times I would have a feeling of impending doom like if my life was going to end after I took the pill. Later this medicine turned out horrible. I don't know what a night sleep is. It causes me severe insomnia. I feel always tired even after sleeping 15 hours. I'm suffering from a severe depression from this medicine. It makes me irritable and angry. It drains me of motivation. The only thing I can say good about this medicine, is that it has caused me no weight gain whatsoever. This medication drains me from being able to live life."
I love latuda June 19, 2016
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For Bipolar Disorder "I have been on latuda for 3-4 years at 40 mg. I also take celexa for my bipolar 1 disorder . The latuda has helped me feel better but the weight gain of 50 lbs I put on has depressed me to the point that I stopped taking latuda this week. So far I have just experienced some insomnia and racing thoughts. I pray that these symptoms will pass soon. I am looking into treating my bipolar1 with vitamins and minerals. If you have any suggestions or thoughts please share them. I am hoping to lose all the weight I gained. Thank you and God Bless."
J007 (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 17, 2016
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