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What is lurasidone and what is it used for?

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It's an atypical or second-generation antipsychotic (SGA). It's taken daily in pill form. Like other SGAs, it balances your levels of dopamine and serotonin levels, hormones that affect your mood, thoughts, or actions. If you see or hear things that aren't there (hallucinate), the medicine may stop them. And it may make it easier for you to be around people. Doctors prescribe it for schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder.

SOURCES:

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Lurasidone (Latuda).”

U.S. National Library of Medicine, DailyMed: “Latuda – lurasidone hydrochloride tablet, film coated,” “Toxnet: “Lactmed: Lurasidone.”

  : “The Incidence of Akathisia in the Treatment of Schizophrenia with Aripiprazole, Asenapine and Lurasidone: A Meta-Analysis.” Current Neuropharmacology

BJPsych Bulletin : “Lurasidone: a novel antipsychotic agent for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar depression.”

Therapeutics and Clinical risk Management : “Clinical potential of lurasidone in the management of schizophrenia.”

Nursing 2019 : “Monitoring for drug-induced movement disorders.”

Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment : “Antipsychotic-associated weight gain: management strategies and impact on treatment adherence.”

Annals of General Psychiatry: “Weight changes before and after lurasidone treatment: a real-world analysis using electronic health records.”

Latuda: “Side Effects of Latuda.”

StatPearls: “Lurasidone.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on November 25, 2019

SOURCES:

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Lurasidone (Latuda).”

U.S. National Library of Medicine, DailyMed: “Latuda – lurasidone hydrochloride tablet, film coated,” “Toxnet: “Lactmed: Lurasidone.”

  : “The Incidence of Akathisia in the Treatment of Schizophrenia with Aripiprazole, Asenapine and Lurasidone: A Meta-Analysis.” Current Neuropharmacology

BJPsych Bulletin : “Lurasidone: a novel antipsychotic agent for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar depression.”

Therapeutics and Clinical risk Management : “Clinical potential of lurasidone in the management of schizophrenia.”

Nursing 2019 : “Monitoring for drug-induced movement disorders.”

Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment : “Antipsychotic-associated weight gain: management strategies and impact on treatment adherence.”

Annals of General Psychiatry: “Weight changes before and after lurasidone treatment: a real-world analysis using electronic health records.”

Latuda: “Side Effects of Latuda.”

StatPearls: “Lurasidone.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on November 25, 2019

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