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Latuda Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is lurasidone (Latuda)?
- What are the possible side effects of lurasidone (Latuda)?
- What is the most important information I should know about lurasidone (Latuda)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking lurasidone (Latuda)?
- How should I take lurasidone (Latuda)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Latuda)?
- What happens if I overdose (Latuda)?
- What should I avoid while taking lurasidone (Latuda)?
- What other drugs will affect lurasidone (Latuda)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Latuda)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Latuda)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include some of the serious side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while taking lurasidone (Latuda)?
While you are taking lurasidone, you may be more sensitive to temperature extremes such as very hot or cold conditions. Avoid getting too cold, or becoming overheated or dehydrated. Drink plenty of fluids, especially in hot weather and during exercise. It is easier to become dangerously overheated and dehydrated while you are taking lurasidone.
Lurasidone may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of lurasidone.
What other drugs will affect lurasidone (Latuda)?
Before you take lurasidone, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by lurasidone.
Many drugs can interact with lurasidone. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- bosentan (Tracleer);
- conivaptan (Vaprisol);
- dexamethasone (Decadron, Hexadrol);
- imatinib (Gleevec);
- isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis);
- St. John's wort;
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), rifapentine (Priftin), or telithromycin (Ketek);
- antifungal medication such as fluconazole (Diflucan), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Extina, Ketozole, Nizoral, Xolegal), or voriconazole (Vfend);
- an antidepressant such as nefazodone;
- heart or blood pressure medication such as diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), nicardipine (Cardene), quinidine (Quin-G), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and others;
- HIV/AIDS medicine such as atazanavir (Reyataz), delavirdine (Rescriptor), efavirenz (Sustiva, Atripla), etravirine (Intelence), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), nevirapine (Viramune), saquinavir (Invirase), or ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra);
- medicines to treat narcolepsy, such as armodafinil (Nuvigil) or modafinil (Progivil); or
- seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol), felbamate (Felbatol), oxcarbazepine (Trileptal), phenobarbital (Solfoton), phenytoin (Dilantin), or primidone (Mysoline).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with lurasidone. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about lurasidone.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Latuda Information
- Latuda Drug Interactions Center: lurasidone oral
- Latuda Side Effects Center
- Latuda Overview including Precautions
- Latuda FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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