Lurasidone Hydrochloride is for the treatment of certain mood/mental disorders such as:
- Depression associated with bipolar disorder
This medication helps you feel less nervous, think more clearly, and take part in your everyday life. Lurasidone Hydrochloride may also help decrease hallucinations like hearing or seeing things that are not there.
How does Lurasidone Hydrochloride work?
Lurasidone Hydrochloride works by blocking receptors for several neurotransmitters in the brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals the nerves used to communicate with each other. It binds to dopamine and serotonin type 2 (5-HT2) receptors. That it helps you to be more active and feel less emotional or nervous.
Why use Lurasidone Hydrochloride?
Lurasidone Hydrochloride is a psychiatric medication that is in the class of drugs called atypical antipsychotics. This will help you improve your sleep, mood, appetite, and energy level. This will also help you restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain.
Lurasidone Hydrochloride is intended for oral administration only. This is available in the strengths of 20 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg, 80 mg, and 120 mg. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved this medication in 2012.
How to use Lurasidone Hydrochloride?
Take Lurasidone Hydrochloride exactly as it is prescribed. Do not take it more often or more than the prescription. Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.
This medication is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. Usually, it is taken once a day or as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to it.
What are the side effects of Lurasidone Hydrochloride?
- Stomach pain
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle stiffness
- Weight gain
- Inability to keep still
- Breast swelling or discharge
- Trouble swallowing
- Flu symptoms
- Sores in your mouth and throat
Warnings and Precautions
- Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are allergic to it. Tell also if you have any allergies. This drug may have an inactive ingredient that causes an allergic reaction.
- Let your doctor know if you have a medical history of liver problems, strokes, or diabetes.
- This drug may make you dizzy. Do not drive or do anything that needs your alertness.
- Avoid alcoholic beverages while taking this medication.
- Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding women.
- Keep this far from heat and moisture.