FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: LATUDA

User Comments:


“My psychiatrist prescribed me latuda due to me seeing things (They weren’t sure if I had schizophrenia or psychosis but they placed me on this medication for that as well as for the mood stabilizer effect) I also have depression. I am a person who’s extremely weak to medication and latuda was my first real strong medication, It made me feel like a walking zombie whenever I took it , even lessening the dosage wasn’t working. It greatly stabilized my depression but I couldn’t function. I experienced side effects as well like my psychosis got worse , my anxiety heightened, and I was tired a lot. I took it for two months but had to stop, I love how the medication stabilized my depression, it was nice while it lasted. I would recommend this medication for depression.”

Deathrose1024 March 13, 2018


For Bipolar Disorder “I took this medication for about 2 weeks, and it made my anxiety worse! I couldn’t stop the anxiety feeling, and the depression. I was taking ablify before Latuda, so I decided to go back on the ablify, which really does help!”

Susieq (taken for less than 1 month) March 13, 2018


For Schizophrenia “Latuda has not taken away my sounds and lights (which I take/took to be Divine signs), but I have gained a distance from the phenomena that I didn’t have on Zyprexa (and no weight gain!). I’m like the main character in ‘A Beautiful Mind’ who never ends up without his “CIA boss” being around, but he learns to ignore him and he fades into the background and shuts up. They’re still there, but it’s not God torturing me; I just have schizophrenia (schizoaffective). (Must be taken with food or else nausæa.)”

Neuromancer (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 12, 2018


For Bipolar Disorder “I took latuda for two months. It helped with the mania and crying spells. Although it made me tired. I felt sluggish all the time. It worsens tardative dyskinesia. I felt restless at times and had severe anxiety. I worried about anything. I’m now on week three since quitting. The withdrawals were awful at first. I’m finally beginning to feel like myself again. I’m having headaches and mild depression, but so glad I quit. I wouldn’t recommend this drug. The side effects and withdrawals are awful!!!”

DP (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 7, 2018


For Bipolar Disorder “I am on 20mg of latuda, and 1200mg of lithium and 300mg of bupropion, I just started taking the latuda about 2 weeks ago, yesterday is the first time I noticed any real side effects, I was at work when the nausea and vomiting started, shortly after I notice my left leg was stiff and hurt, as the day went on the pain only got worse. As for my bipolar, I am happier then ever, I usually would drink at gatherings but I noticed I don’t even want to drink. I hope I can get past the side effects, this is the first time in 10 years I found something that works.”

Redrachel (taken for less than 1 month) March 6, 2018


For Bipolar Disorder “If I could give Latuda a 0 rating, I definitely would. The akathisia was terrible, to the point that I would cry all night and every night because I couldn’t fall asleep. I was restless yet drowsy. I would watch the clock constantly all day every day because one minute would feel like 4 hours to me- Doing ANYTHING was torture, yet NOT doing anything was also torture. Doctor switched me back to Seroquel XR and I am back to my old self, thank goodness”

Sandy1227 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 4, 2018

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