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Can you drink alcohol on Latuda?

Medically reviewed by Leigh Ann Anderson, PharmD. Last updated on April 6, 2022.

Official answer


Do not drink alcohol while taking Latuda. Drowsiness is one the most common side effects of Latuda, and mixing it with alcohol may worsen this reaction. Drowsiness can be a dangerous side effect with any medication. Dizziness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating may also occur. Do not use more than the recommended dose of this medicine.

Be sure you know how Latuda will affect you before you drive or operate machinery. Do not drive or do other dangerous activities if you are drowsy. Discuss any side effects due to Latuda with your doctor.

Latuda may also lower your blood pressure when changing position (called “orthostatic hypotension”), and can slow your thinking and movements which may lead to a fall, head injury, broken bones, or other harm.

This is not a complete list of all drug interactions with Latuda (generic name: lurasidone). You can view a more detailed list of drug interactions here.

Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

Why is Latuda prescribed?

Latuda is an FDA-approved atypical antipsychotic medication used for certain psychiatric conditions. It helps to restore the natural balance of chemical messengers (known as neurotransmitters) in your brain.

Latuda is prescribed:

  • for the treatment of schizophrenia in adult and adolescent patients aged 13 to 17 years of age.
  • as monotherapy (a single medicine) for the treatment of a depressive episode associated with Bipolar I Disorder (bipolar depression) in adults and pediatric patients (10 to 17 years).
  • for a depressive episode associated with Bipolar I Disorder (bipolar depression) in adults and used with lithium or valproate.

Always check with your doctor to discuss any side effects or drug interactions you may have a concern about. This is not all the information you need to know about Latuda for safe and effective use. Review the full Latuda prescribing information and discuss this information with your doctor or other health care provider.


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