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Brand & Generic Names; Drug Classes

US brand name: Latuda
Generic name: lurasidone

Drug Class(es)

Primary drug class: Antipsychotics
Additional drug class(es): Second Generation Antipsychotic / Atypical Antipsychotic (SGA / AAP), MoodStabilizers, Antidepressants

Approved & Off-Label Uses (Indications)

Latuda’s US FDA Approved Treatment(s)

  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Depression (officially: Depressive episodes associated with Bipolar I Disorder)

Uses Approved Overseas but not in the US

So far only Latuda’s approval in Canada is the same as that in the US.

  • In Australia, Britain, the EU, and Switzerland Latuda is approved only to treat schizophrenia, but not bipolar.
  • In Japan Latuda is approved to treat bipolar depression, and is still undergoing trials for schizophrenia. It’s also pending approval as maintenance therapy for bipolar 1.
    • Not yet approved for schizophrenia in Japan is even more hilarious than not being approved at all in Ireland, as lurasidone was developed by Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma in freaking Osaka!
    • And is manufactured in Ireland for distribution in Britain and the rest of the EU.
  • Pending approval to treat schizophrenia in China and Taiwan.1, 2

Off-Label Uses of Latuda

When & If Latuda Will Work

Latuda’s Usual Onset of Action (when it starts working)

Like most antipsychotics you should feel Latuda doing something positive within one or two days. Return to Table of Contents

Likelihood of Working

Although the sample sizes from the field (i.e. what I can find on teh interwebs) are a lot smaller, Latuda seems to be more effective for schizophrenia than bipolar disorder. But I get the impression that people with schizophrenia are just more willing to put up with side effects than the bipolar. I know from 14 years of reading support groups and related sites that the bipolar are often usually whiny babies when it comes to side effects, so I’m pretty sure it’s not a question of efficacy but who is willing to put up with what for how long.

Bipolar Disorder


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Taking and Discontinuing

How to Take Latuda

Manufacturer’s Recommendations

Sunovion recommends:

The recommended starting dose of LATUDA is 40 mg once daily. Initial dose titration is not required. LATUDA has been shown to be effective in a dose range of 40 mg/day to 160 mg/day. The maximum recommended dose is 160 mg/day.

 Latuda PI sheet

Crazymeds’ Suggestions

Given how freaking potent Latuda is, and that they make a 20mg tablet, starting with 20mg is something worth discussing with your doctor. It all depends on how crazy you are at the moment, or if you’re currently taking an antipsychotic and the plan is to switch you to Latuda.

You must take Latuda with food, at least 350 calories. Sunovion has now spelled out this requirement as clearly as Pfizer has with Geodon. If you don’t take your Latuda with food it’s the same as if you’re taking a little less than half of your dosage.

While it’s usually a toss-up as to if you should take some in the morning or at night, based on what little I’ve found out, start by taking it in the morning. Latuda might still put you to sleep, but the odds are in favor of it waking you up more than knocking you out. Return to Table of Contents

How to Stop Taking Latuda (discontinuation / withdrawal)

Reduce your dosage by 20 to 40mg a day every five days to a week. Return to Table of Contents

Latuda’s Pros and Cons


  • Latuda’s mechanisms of action promise fewer of the annoying side effects associated with SGAs/AAPs, especially weight gain and the anticholinergic side effects.
  • For a medication with such potent anti-dopamine action, Latuda had surprisingly little affect on prolactin, blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides. For many people in the clinical trials and follow-up studies, Latuda actually lowered the amount of bad cholesterol and triglycerides.
  • As one of the few crazy meds with a pregnancy category of B Latuda is safer to take than than practically every other drug discussed on this site if you’re considering to get, or happen to become, pregnant.

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  • Any antipsychotic with no anticholinergic side effects is more likely to cause movement disorders.
    • It gives Risperdal, Invega, and some of the more potent first-generation APs (fluphenazine e.g.) some real competition in the King of Movement disorders contest.
  • When it comes to side effects, the results from clinical trials and follow-up studies don’t always map to reality.
  • While it didn’t affect their little babies, noticeably more female mice given the equivalent of a human taking the maximum dosage 160mg a day developed the rodent equivalent of breast cancer.

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Interesting Stuff your Doctor Probably didn’t Tell You about Latuda

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Latuda’s Potential Side Effects

Potential Side Effects All Crazy Meds Have

No matter which neurological and/or psychiatric drug you take, you’ll probably get one or more of these side effects. These will usually be gone, or at least will diminish to the point where you barely notice it most of the time, within a week or two.

  • Headache
  • Drowsiness / fatigue - even when taking stimulants in some circumstances.
  • Insomnia, instead of or alternating with the drowsiness.
  • Nausea
  • Assorted other minor GI complaints (constipation, diarrhea, etc.)
  • Generally feeling spacey / out of it
    • Which can all add up to the ever-helpful “flu-like symptoms” listed as an adverse event on the PI sheet of practically every medication on the planet used to treat almost any condition humans and other animals could have.3
  • All crazy meds can, and probably will affect your dreams as well. There is no way of telling if that will be good or bad, let alone if this side effect is permanent or temporary.
  • Any of the above side effects you see listed again below means they’re even more likely to happen and/or stick around longer and/or are worse than most other meds.

Typical Potential Side Effects

Movement disorders . Movement disorders galore. 20–40% of the people in the clinical trials had some form of movement disorder, mainly akathisia (severe, overwhelming restlessness) and the rate of side effects in clinical trials are almost always lower than real life.

Nausea and other GI problems are common, but that’s often the case with any made you really need to take with food. Putting you to sleep (somnolence) and making you feel tired throughout the day (lethargy, sedation) are also common, but Latuda’s an antipsychotic, so what can you expect? Since Latuda is used to treat depression insomnia and anxiety are popular side effects. Return to Table of Contents

Uncommon Potential Side Effects

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Freaky Rare Side Effects

Glossopharyngeal dystonia - which is a combination of slurred speech and barely being able to breathe. The only reason this guy had it is because his doctor and pharmacist were both incompetent and failed to notice the drug-drug interaction of Prozac and Latuda. Return to Table of Contents

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What You Really Need to be Careful About

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Pregnancy Category

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Latuda’s Half-Life & How Long Until It Clears Your System

18 hours. Cleared in approximately 5 days.

Steady State

7 days.

Half-life is the average time it takes for you to process half of the drug’s active ingredient. If a drug has a half-life of around 24 hours and you take a dose of 100mg, you’ll have roughly the equivalent a 50mg dose after one day, a 25mg dose after two days, and so on. The rule of thumb is: multiply the half-life by five and you get how long it is for the dose you took to be cleared from your bloodstream4, so there’s nothing swimming around to attach itself to your brain and start doing stuff. That’s called “plasma clearance.” Complete clearance is a complex equation based on a lot of factors which may or may not: be published in the PI sheet, include personal data like your weight, or even completely figured out by corporate and independent researchers. It usually winds up being 2–5 days after plasma clearance no matter what5, but can take weeks. Sometimes a drug will clear from your brain and other organs before it clears from your blood.

Steady state is the flipside of half-life. This is when you can expect to get over side effects caused by fluctuating amounts of a medication in your bloodstream. Often, but not always the same amount of time as the plasma clearance above.

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How lurasidone Works

the current best guess at any rate

Lurasidone Pharmacodynamics & Mechanism of Action

According to Sunovion, the same as all SGAs / AAPs when it comes to schizophrenia:

[T]hrough a combination of central dopamine Type 2 (D2) and serotonin Type 2 (5HT2A) receptor antagonism. Latuda PI sheet

In English: Blocking excess brain juice at the bits of your brain responsible for both the positive symptoms (the dopamine receptors) of schizophrenia, like delusions and hallucinations, and its negative symptoms and bipolar depression (the serotonin receptors). The effect on

Latuda is a really potent D2 antagonist. It’s also a really potent 5HT7 antagonist, which explains why it knocks some people out when it doesn’t touch H1 histamine receptors. Like Saphris, Latuda doesn’t touch M1 muscarinic receptors. Latuda is also a moderate partial 5HT1A agonist like Geodon and Seroquel. Latuda’s effect on 5HT1A, 5HT2A and 5HT7 explain why it’s a pretty good antidepressant and helps with negative symptoms.

The activity of LATUDA is primarily due to the parent drug. LATUDA is metabolized into two active metabolites (ID-14283 and ID-14326) and two major non-active metabolites (ID-20219 and ID-20220).

Lurasidone Pharmacokinetics

The pharmacokinetics of LATUDA is dose-proportional within a total daily dose range of 20 mg to 160 mg. Steady-state concentrations of LATUDA are reached within 7 days of starting LATUDA.

Following administration of 40 mg of LATUDA, the mean (%CV) elimination half-life was 18 (7) hours.

Absorption and Distribution: LATUDA is absorbed and reaches peak serum concentrations in approximately 1–3 hours. It is estimated that 9–19% of an administered dose is absorbed. Following administration of 40 mg of LATUDA, the mean (%CV) apparent volume of distribution was 6173 (17.2) L. LATUDA is highly bound (~99%) to serum proteins.

In a food effect study, LATUDA mean Cmax and AUC were about 3-times and 2-times, respectively, when administered with food compared to the levels observed under fasting conditions. LATUDA exposure was not affected as meal size was increased from 350 to 1000 calories and was independent of meal fat content [see Dosage and Administration (2.2)].

In clinical studies, establishing the safety and efficacy of LATUDA, patients were instructed to take their daily dose with food [see Dosage and Administration (2.2)].

Metabolism and Elimination: LATUDA is metabolized mainly via CYP3A4.

Total excretion of radioactivity in urine and feces combined was approximately 89%, with about 80% recovered in feces and 9% recovered in urine, after a single dose of [14C]-labeled LATUDA.

Following administration of 40 mg of LATUDA, the mean (%CV) apparent clearance was 3902 (18.0) mL/min. Return to Table of Contents

Active Ingredient

lurasidone hydrochloride

The active ingredient is usually the same as the generic name, but more often than not it’s a chemical salt of the substance identified as the generic. E.g. Fluoxetine is the generic for Prozac, but the active ingredient is fluoxetine hydrochloride (or HCl). It usually doesn’t make much of a difference outside of the more esoteric aspects of a drug’s pharmacology, but not always.

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Shelf Life

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Latuda’s Noted Drug-Drug, Drug-Food & Drug-Supplement Interactions

Don’t even think about drinking grapefruit juice , pomegranate juice , eating grapefruits juice , or pomegranates , or anything else discussed on our page about such things. That goes double for taking meds that inhibit or induce CYP3A4. So if your doctor prescribes you Latuda when you’re taking one or more of the following:

then you need a new doctor. Unless you didn’t tell your doctor about the St. John’s wort. In which case you’re a moron and have no one to blame but yourself if the Latuda doesn’t work. The same goes for your pharmacist if they have all of what you’re taking in their database. There are also a bunch of non-crazy meds involved, but that’s why God invented drug-drug interaction checkers.

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Check for Other Drug-Drug, Drug-Food & Drug-Supplement Interactions Latuda may have at

Drugs.com’s drug-drug and drug-food interaction checker

It’s always a good idea to check for drug-drug interactions yourself. Just because most people in the crazy meds business know about really important interactions (e.g. MAOIs and a lot of stuff, warfarin and everything on the planet) doesn’t mean the person who prescribed your meds told you about them, or the pharmacist has all the meds you take at their fingertips like they’re supposed to. Or they have the time to do their jobs properly when not dealing with complete idiots or playing Angry Farmers on teh Faecesbooks.
Learn more about drug-everything interactions on our page of tips about taking crazy meds.

Name, Address, Serial Number (Generic and Overseas Availability)

Available in the US as a generic? No

Other Trade Names and Overseas Availability

Not including controlled/extended/sustained release suffixes (Efexor ER, Trevilor retard e.g.) or branded generics that are a hyphenate of the generic name and the drug company name (Apo-Citalopram e.g.).

Lurasidone is sold as Latuda all over the world (so far). It is currently available in:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • the EU (but not Ireland6)
  • Great Britain
  • Japan
  • Switzerland

Latuda is pending approval in:

  • China
  • Taiwan

Alternate INNs (because one is never enough)

  • lurasidona - Spanish & Portuguese
  • lurasidonum - Latin

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Shapes & Sizes (How Supplied)

In the US:

  • 20 mg round white tablets
  • 40 mg round white tablets
  • 60 mg oblong white tablets
  • 80 mg oval pale green tablets
  • 120 mg oval white tablets

An L and the dosage are stamped / carved / engraved / debossed on one side of the tablet.

For some reason in Europe and the UK they use freebase lurasidone, and not lurasidone HCl, as the active ingredient, so dosages are smaller. Commie Metric European tablets come in 18.5, 37, and 74 mg strengths. Return to Table of Contents

Comments, PI Sheet, Ratings, Reviews and More


Latuda was approved by the FDA to treat schizophrenia 28 October 2010 and bipolar depression 28 June 2013.

I’ve got to give props to Sunovion for how well the official Latuda site is geared towards the schizophrenic community, with families & caregivers as an adjunct, but still out in the open. In the way people with all sorts of brain cooties are encouraged to have a support network who aren’t afraid to be associated with them. Like similar well-made sites (e.g. the Invega Sustenna site), the Latuda site treats the schizophrenic as adults, able to read at a high-school level, and capable of making their own decisions when it comes to medication.

Now that Latuda has been approved to treat bipolar depression, the schizophrenia part of the site has been relegated to a subdirectory, with a small link to it on the all about bipolar home page. That’s not surprising. There’s a shitload more money in bipolar than there is in schizophrenia.

On the flip side, their site for health care professionals is creepy. Why? Compare the pictures of schizophrenic guy on both sites. If that is how some doctors see us, maybe they need to be taking 20mg of Latuda a day as well. On the plus side, Sunovion made available the results from the clinical trials that got Latuda FDA approval. While not as transparent as I’d like, it’s still better than nothing.

Latuda’s side effect profile is really odd. For a drug that kicks practically everyone’s ass at D2 (only some of the older APs like fluphenazine and thiothixene are more potent), and has the highest rates for movement disorders I’ve seen in a PI sheet, yet has, based on the information available so far, surprisingly little affect on prolactin, blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides. I’m trying to wrap my head around that one. Maybe its (literally) shitty pharmacokinetics causes all that D2 action to bypass the pancreas and liver. Maybe it manages to exert its action at the serotonin receptors there much better than other APs, compensating for the D2 antagonism. Maybe some of both. Maybe it’s something else entirely - like Stahl’s “x-receptor,” an as-yet-discovered receptor, or property of a known receptor, that affects metabolic functions.

On the subject of side effects, here’s a great bit of refreshing honesty from a drug company:

There is an unmet need in the treatment of schizophrenia for effective medications with fewer adverse effects. --Lurasidone in the treatment of schizophrenia: a 6-week, placebo-controlled study

Too bad the adverse reactions the R&D guys at Dainippon Sumitomo focused on were EPS and other movement disorders. Ooops. No wonder only a third of the people in the study completed it. And Latuda was approved in the US before Japan, where it was developed. Hell, it still isn’t approved in Japan (or anywhere else in Asia) to treat schizophrenia.

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Pages and Forum Topics Google Thinks are Relevant to Your Mental Health

Full US PI sheet, Global SPCs & PILs, Other Consumer Review & Rating Sites, and Other Sites that may be of Interest

Latuda’s Full US Prescribing Information / PI Sheet

Prescribing Information & Patient Information from Around the World

  • UK Latuda SPC
  • Canadian Latuda PM
  • EU Latuda EPAR
  • EU Latuda Assessment Report
    • Equivalent to an FDA New Drug Approval (NDA), which is something you often need to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to get (after a long-ass time) from the FDA. This contains all sorts of stuff drug companies don’t like the public seeing, like:
      • data from animal tests that involve “sacrificing” monkeys and dogs
      • reports of people who died during clinical trials, even though it’s really obvious their deaths had absolutely nothing to do with the drugs being tested
    • So I can actually understand why Big Pharma doesn’t want a bunch of shrill antipsychiatry dildos getting a hold of such things to take out of context.
      • As they’ll just make up that sort of shit anyway, so you may as well make everything available to show that reality, while unfortunate, is much less bad than what the Breggins and their Scientology suck-ups make up.

Consumer Review Sites

Other Sites of Interest

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  1. Latuda Full US Prescribing Information
  2. UK Latuda SPC
  3. Stahl, Stephen M. Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications (Essential Psychopharmacology Series) Third edition Cambridge University Press 2008. ISBN:978–0521673761
  4. Stahl, Stephen M. and Laurence Mignon Stahl’s Illustrated Antipsychotics: Treating Psychosis, Mania and Depression 2010 Cambridge University Press.
  5. Yasui-Furukori, Norio “Update on the development of lurasidone as a treatment for patients with acute schizophrenia.” Drug Design, Development and Therapy 2012; 6: 107–115. Published online May 8, 2012.
  6. Cruz, Martin P. “Lurasidone HCl (latuda), an oral, once-daily atypical antipsychotic agent for the treatment of patients with schizophrenia.” Pharmacy and Therapeutics 36.8 (2011): 489.
  7. Citrome, Leslie. “Lurasidone for schizophrenia: a brief review of a new second-generation antipsychotic.” Clinical schizophrenia & related psychoses 4.4 (2011): 251-257.
  8. Meltzer, Herbert Y., Josephine Cucchiaro, Robert Silva, Masaaki Ogasa, Debra Phillips, Jane Xu, Amir H. Kalali, Edward Schweizer, Andrei Pikalov, and Antony Loebel. “Lurasidone in the treatment of schizophrenia: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-and olanzapine-controlled study.” American Journal of Psychiatry 168, no. 9 (2011): 957-967.
  9. Samalin, Ludovic, Marion Garnier, and Pierre-Michel Llorca. “Clinical potential of lurasidone in the management of schizophrenia.” Therapeutics and clinical risk management 7 (2011): 239. Published online Jun 27, 2011
  10. Ishibashi, Tadashi, Tomoko Horisawa, Kumiko Tokuda, Takeo Ishiyama, Masaaki Ogasa, Rie Tagashira, Kenji Matsumoto et al. “Pharmacological profile of lurasidone, a novel antipsychotic agent with potent 5-hydroxytryptamine 7 (5-HT7) and 5-HT1A receptor activity.” Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 334, no. 1 (2010): 171-181. Published online April 19, 2010.
  11. Kato, Masaki, and Chia-Ming Chang. “Augmentation treatments with second-generation antipsychotics to antidepressants in treatment-resistant depression.” CNS drugs 27.1 (2013): 11-19. Published online 25 May 2013

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1 我的反复道歉。

2 自由台湾万岁!

3 As well as being an indication of half of said conditions.

4 Based on Julien's calculations from A Primer of Drug Action, the half-life multiplied by five is the generally accepted estimate of how long it takes a single dose of any given drug to be eliminated from the blood stream/plasma of someone with a normal metabolism. That's also the rough estimate for steady state if they can't get, or won't provide a number for that.

5 For crazy meds. I have no idea what the average complete clearance is for other types of medications. For all I know there are drugs that utterly vanish from your system in under five passes, and others that won't let go of your squishy bits for years after you stop taking them.

6 Which is fucking hilarious, because Latuda is manufactured in Ireland for distribution to those commies the rest of Europe.

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Crazymeds now uses a secure server, but it is not so secure that you can discuss anything having to do with nuclear power facilities, air traffic control systems, aircraft navigation systems, weapons control systems, or any other system requiring failsafe operation whose failure could lead to injury, death or environmental damage. Just so you know. So if you’re mentally interesting and have a job that deals with that sort of thing, talk about said job elsewhere. Otherwise feel free to discuss your meds and brain cooties.
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1 While there are plenty of books to help you with hypochondria, for some reason there’s not much in the way of websites. Then again, staying off of the Internet is a large part of curing/managing the disorder.

2 Remember kids, Microsloth operating systems are like TOS Star Trek movies with in that every other one sucks way, way more. With TOS Star Trek movies you don’t want to bother watching the odd-numbered ones. With Microsloth OS you don’t want to buy and install the even-numbered ones. Anyone who remembers ME and Vista knows what I mean.

3 Have I mentioned how open source operating systems for commercial applications is one of the dumbest ideas in the history of dumb ideas?* I don’t even need my big-ass rant any more. Heartbleed has made my case for me. And that’s just the one that got all the media attention. The very nature of an open source operating system makes security as much of an illusion as anonymity on teh Intergoogles. Before you flip out too much: the domain Crazymeds is hosted on uses a version of SSL that is not affected by the Heartbleed bug. That’s one of the many reasons why I pay a lot of money and keep this site on Lunarpages.

* Yes, I know I’m using open source browsers. I also test the site using the now-defunct IE and Safari browsers. Their popularity - and superiority - killed IE and Safari, so that’s why I rely on the open source browsers. It’s like brand vs. generic meds. Sometimes the generic is better than the brand.

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