Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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General Information on Lurasidone

Generic Name : Lurasidone

Pronunciation : loo-RAS-i-done

Latest prescription information about Lurasidone. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y49.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Psychotherapeutics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Lurasidone

International- Latuda.

Why is Lurasidone Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an atypical antipsychotic, prescribed for schizophrenia. It works by changing the activity of certain natural substances in the brain.

When should Lurasidone not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients who are taking carbamazepine, clarithromycin, efavirenz, certain HIV protease inhibitors, itraconazole, ketoconazole, nefazodone, nevirapine, phenobarbital, primidone, St. John's wort, telithromycin, or voriconazole, and known hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Lurasidone?

PO- The recommended starting dose is 40 mg once daily.

How should Lurasidone be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with a meal (at least 350 calories) once a day.

What are the warnings and precautions for Lurasidone?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of Alzheimer disease, dementia, Parkinson disease, trouble in swallowing, cancer, dehydration, alcoholism, heart, kidney, or liver impairment, seizures, high or low blood pressure, high cholesterol, high or low blood pressure, any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

It may raise blood sugar level; monitor sugar level regularly.

Patient may develop with mental or mood changes; watch them carefully.

What are the side effects of Lurasidone?

   Most Common : Drowsiness, unpleasant sensations, nausea, parkinsonism and agitation.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, indigestion and increased salivation.
   General : Fatigue.
   Musculoskeletal : Back pain.
   Central Nervous System : Dizziness, sleeplessness, anxiety, and restlessness.

What are the other precautions for Lurasidone?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Lurasidone?

Store it at room temperature (25C).

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