This site is for patients who have been prescribed Latuda (lurasidone). If you are not a patient then please visit our public site.

What else is important to know about Latuda?

First of all, it might take a few days or even weeks for you to really feel the benefit of Latuda, so don’t worry if nothing seems to be happening at first.

Inside your Latuda pack is a useful leaflet that goes into more detail about your medicine. It is important to find the time to read it, as it will give you a better understanding of what to expect.

And, like all medicine, Latuda can cause some side-effects. Fortunately, they don’t affect everyone. However, if you do think you might be experiencing a side-effect from your treatment, even if it is not mentioned in the pack leaflet, let your doctor or nurse know about it.

Is there anything I should avoid when taking Latuda?

First of all, you should avoid grapefruit, grapefruit juice and alcohol as they can prevent Latuda working as well as it should.

Also, there are certain other medicines that can affect the way Latuda works and so shouldn’t be taken at the same time. These include certain medications for:

  • Fungal infections
  • General infections
  • HIV infections
  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Seizures

It is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet you find in the pack, and tell your doctor or nurse about any other medication you take.

Top-tips to stay on track with Latuda

Keep taking your medicine the same way, every day, even if you are feeling better.

Take Latuda with food (at least 350 calories), as it helps you to absorb all your medicine e.g. with your evening meal.

Set an alarm, ask a friend or family member, and keep your pack somewhere obvious – think of something to help you remember to take your medicine.

Eat well and stay active too. It can really help improve how you feel.

Joining a group or having counselling can help too. Ask your doctor or nurse for details.