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LURASIDONE - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Latuda
WARNING: There may be a slightly increased risk of serious, possibly fatal side effects (such as heart failure, pneumonia, stroke) when this medication is used in older adults with dementia. This medication is not approved for the treatment of dementia-related behavior problems. Discuss the risks and benefits of this medication, as well as other effective and possibly safer treatments for dementia-related behavior problems, with the doctor.
USES: This medication is used to treat a certain mental/mood disorder (schizophrenia). Lurasidone helps you to think more clearly, feel less nervous, and take part in everyday life. It may also help to decrease hallucinations (hearing/seeing things that are not there). Lurasidone is a psychiatric medication that belongs to the class of drugs called atypical antipsychotics. It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth with food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. Dosage is based on your medical condition, other drugs you are taking, and your response to treatment.
Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.
Continue taking this medication exactly as prescribed, even if you are feeling better and thinking more clearly. Do not increase your dose or take this drug more often than prescribed. Your symptoms will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens. It may take several weeks before you feel the full benefit of this medication.
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