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Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking lurasidone if you have:
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Lurasidone to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

How Does Lurasidone Work?

Lurasidone belongs to a group of medications called atypical (or second-generation) antipsychotic medications. It is not entirely known how this drug works for the treatment of schizophrenia. However, it is known that lurasidone blocks or lessens the effects of certain chemicals in the brain. These chemicals (such as dopamine and serotonin) may be elevated in people with schizophrenia. Lurasidone likely works for bipolar disorder in similar manner. 
 
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