Once you’ve started your treatment, it’s important to have regular check-ups to make sure everything is on track – including physical health-checks. When you started Latuda, you may have been given a leaflet containing the chart below to take with you to your health appointments. If you don't have the leaflet, you can click on the chart below and print it out instead.
When you visit your doctor or nurse, ask them to fill in the chart, explain what the numbers mean and see if everything is as it should be.
If you are struggling to meet some of your targets, ask your doctor or nurse to recommend ways to help you stay on track.
You don’t have to do it on your own – there’s a whole team to support you
Your Latuda health-checks. What do the results mean?
Find out more about my weight checks:
Some treatments for schizophrenia can cause you to gain weight, which can then affect other areas of your physical health.
To find out what is a healthy weight for you, click here.
If you need help achieving a healthy weight, some useful tools can be found here.
Find out more about my blood pressure checks:
People with schizophrenia can be at risk of having high blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure it can increase your chances of developing serious long-term health conditions, such as coronary heart disease and kidney disease. Therefore, you should have your blood pressure checked regularly.
To find out how you can have your blood pressure checked, click here.
To learn about how blood pressure is measured, click here.
If you have recently had a blood pressure check, click here to see if it is in a healthy range, and what to do if it is too high.
Find out more about my blood test results:
People with schizophrenia can develop high blood cholesterol levels and diabetes. These can both have serious complications, so keeping control of your blood cholesterol and sugar levels is important in having good physical health. These levels can be checked with a simple blood test.
To learn about how to prepare for a blood test, and what happens during the test, click here.
To find out what is measured during a cholesterol test, and what the results could mean, click here.
For information on what diabetes is, what is measured during a blood test, and how to live with diabetes, click here.