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US brand name: Latuda
Generic name: lurasidone

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.


  • 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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Last modified on Wed, 04 May, 2016 at 17:23:40 by JerodPoorePage Author Date created Tuesday, 14 May 2013 at 09:18:44
“Latuda (lurasidone): Pros and Cons” by Jerod Poore is copyright © 2013 Jerod Poore Published online 2013/05/14

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