Latuda may not work as effectively when taken without food. It is recommended to take Latuda with a meal of at least 350 calories for optimal absorption. The absorption of Latuda is increased twofold when the drug is taken with food.
Why does Latuda need food?
Always take LATUDA with food. This helps your body absorb the medicine.
How much do you have to eat with Latuda?
Take LATUDA by mouth, with food (at least 350 calories). If you take too much LATUDA, call your health care provider or poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away, or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
How soon after eating should I take Latuda?
You can take the medication any time throughout the day. But it’s usually best to take it around the same time each day. You should take Latuda with food that’s at least 350 calories. So you may want to take Latuda after a meal.
Can you take Latuda at lunch?
It is important that you take your Latuda with food that contains at least 350 calories. Taking Latuda with food will greatly help to increase the absorption of the medicine into your body. Better absorption can increase the effectiveness of Latuda. You can take Latuda in the morning or evening.
Can you take Latuda with dinner?
Latuda comes as an oral tablet that you swallow. You should take the drug with a meal or large snack of at least 350 calories.
Does latuda increase serotonin?
Lurasidone is a medication that works in the brain to treat schizophrenia. It is also known as a second generation antipsychotic (SGA) or atypical antipsychotic. Lurasidone rebalances dopamine and serotonin to improve thinking, mood, and behavior.
Is 20 mg of Latuda effective?
LATUDA has been shown to be effective in a dose range of 20 mg per day to 120 mg per day as monotherapy or as adjunctive therapy with lithium or valproate [see Clinical Studies (14.2)]. The maximum recommended dose, as monotherapy or as adjunctive therapy with lithium or valproate, is 120 mg per day.
Can Latuda be crushed?
Neither lurasidone nor aripiprazole are extended-release or sustained-release tablets, and their respective manufactuers do not specify that the tablets should not be split, crushed, or chewed.