This medication has been evaluated thoroughly in clinical studies. These studies showed that lurasidone was more effective for controlling bipolar depression or schizophrenia symptoms than a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredients).
Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with lurasidone include the following:
- Lurasidone comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
- It is important to take this medication with food. Taking it on an empty stomach reduces the amount of drug absorbed into the body.
- For the medicine to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Lurasidone will not work if you stop taking it.
The dose of lurasidone your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The condition being treated
- How you respond to lurasidone
- Other medications you may be taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Lurasidone Dosage for more information.)
Drug InteractionsLurasidone can potentially react with several other medications (see Drug Interactions With Lurasidone).
It is unclear what exactly to expect from an overdose with this medication, although serious effects are theoretically possible. If you happen to take an overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Latuda Overdose to learn more.)