7 patient evaluations for Lurasidone

Dec 16, 2018 (Started Jan 21, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for confusion)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for increased energy)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for restlessness (akathisia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for unrefreshing or poor sleep)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helps my sleep.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 6, 2017 (Started Jan 21, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for restlessness (akathisia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for confusion)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for increased energy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for unrefreshing or poor sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was contributing the improvement in my restlessness (akathisia) leasing to the fact that I am sleeping longer and better. But I think it is the other way around, because my restlessness (akathisia) has lessen, I can go to sleep better and sleep longer. What ever the case my sleep is better and my restlessness (akathisia) has lessen. It has been over two years of notable improvement. (Please read all evaluations.)
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 20, 2016 (Started Jan 21, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for confusion)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for increased energy)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for unrefreshing or poor sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for restlessness (akathisia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: No change, please read other evaluations.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 16, 2016 (Started Jan 21, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for confusion)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for increased energy)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for unrefreshing or poor sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for restlessness (akathisia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The psychiatrist stopped my Latuda, but the problem I have with a restlessness (akathisia) came back after not taking Latuda for 10 days.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 5, 2015 (Started Jan 21, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for confusion)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for increased energy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for unrefreshing or poor sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for restlessness (akathisia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For the last 37 years, my sleep has been poor with it gradually getting worse to a point extreme dysfunction. I have been gradually adjusting the Latuda to 80 mg/day and my sleep has been improving. I feel that the Latuda has made a statistically significant improvement in my sleep. Sleeping better has made a significant improvement in my other sysmptoms, like my restlessness (akathisia) has eased, my mood swings are better, and my confusion has lessened. But the past month or so I have been sleeping during most of the day and not at night. So I am getting my 8 hours of good sleep during the day and not at night. I have been taking the Latuda at the evening meal. My deep dark depression with suicidal urges have been getting better the past month or so, as well.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 11, 2015 (Started Jan 21, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for confusion)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for increased energy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for unrefreshing or poor sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For the last 37 years, my sleep has been poor with it gradually getting worse to a point extreme dysfunction. I have been gradually adjusting the Latuda to 80 mg/day and my sleep has been improving. I feel that the Latuda has made a statistically significant improvement in my sleep. Sleeping better has made a significant improvement in my other sysmptoms, like my restlessness (akathisia) has eased, my mood swings are better, and my confusion has lessened. But I still am having periods of deep dark depression with suicidal urges.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 5, 2015 (Started Jan 21, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for increased energy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For the last 37 years, my sleep has been poor with it gradually getting worse to a point extreme dysfunction. I have been gradually adjusting the Latuda to 80 mg/day and my sleep has been improving. I feel that the Latuda has made a statistically significant improvement in my sleep. Sleeping better has made a significant improvement in my other sysmptoms, like my restlessness (akathisia) has eased and my confusion has lessened. But I still am having periods of deep dark depression with suicidal urges.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 26, 2015 (Started Jan 21, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for increased energy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Better quality of sleep. My restlessness (akathisia) has eased. My confusion has lessened. My suicidal thoughts and urges seem to be better on 80 mg than 120 mg. My wife says I am doing more positive things, but does not like the fact that my libido (sexual drives) is at an all time low.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 2, 2015 (Started Jan 21, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for increased energy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Time effect my memory, I don't remember my suicidal urges in the report dated 2015-04-29 as being any worst then any other of my suicidal urges. My wife says I have improved since starting taking Latuda, “I am doing more positive things.” I also have notice an improvement in my mood since starting taking Latuda. But I still fight suicidal urges. I have experienced several unexpected positive side effects since starting Latuda. The most prominent of these is better quality of sleep. Also, my restlessness (akathisia) has eased and my confusion has lessened which I contribute to the fact that I am sleeping better.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 29, 2015 (Started Jan 21, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for increased energy)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Latuda, is making my carving for suicide sharper, more intense, and much harder to resist. I am not sure it is worth continuing taking. My psychiatrist says that this is not caused by the Latuda. But I don't remember my suicidal drives ever being so sharp. I am going to continue taking this medication. I have experienced several unexpected positive side effects since starting Latuda. The most prominent of these is better quality of sleep. Also, my restlessness (akathisia) has eased and my confusion has lessened which I contribute to the fact that I am sleeping better.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 18, 2015 (Started Jan 21, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Still having periods of deep dark depression. I have experienced several unexpected positive side effects since starting Latuda. The most prominent of these is better quality of sleep. Also, my restlessness (akathisia) has eased and my confusion has lessened which I contribute to the fact that I am sleeping better.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 23, 2015 (Started Jan 21, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For years my mood would drop into periods of deep dark depression. Now after gradually starting Latuda, the severity of these depressions has steady improved. I have experienced several unexpected positive side effects since starting Latuda. The most prominent of these is better quality of sleep. Also, my restlessness (akathisia) has eased and my confusion has lessened which I contribute to the fact that I am sleeping better.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Nov 16, 2017 (Started Feb 13, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (restlessness (akathisia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I found out at my last appointment that I was supposed to be taking this medication with food, at least 350 calories. I figured I would just take it with dinner and be done with it. However, I discovered that this medication makes me feel nauseous immediately after taking it and extremely tired within an hour. I don't want to go to bed at 7:30, but nor do I want to eat such a big snack right before bed. I'm hoping this can be resolved by reducing my dose.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 9, 2013 (Started Feb 13, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (restlessness (akathisia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: At too high of a dose and combined with the other medication I take, this medication makes me very tired, like could sleep 18 hours a day tired. When the dose was cut back from 80 to 40 mg that helped a lot. Hopefully this new dose of 60 mg will help with the depressive symptoms but not lead to more of the same exhaustion.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 20, 2013 (Started Feb 13, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (restlessness (akathisia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication started working very quickly and with minimal side effects. Only only complaint I have is the cost, which would be over $500 a month if my pdoc didn't keep me in free samples.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 4, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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