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Lurasidone Hydrochloride

[ Generic Medicines for Depression Treatment ]

Sunovion Latuda

Lurasidone Hydrochloride is an atypical antipsychotic agent intended for the treatment of schizophrenia. It plays the role of a dopaminergic antagonist, a serotonergic antagonist, an adrenergic antagonist and an antipsychotic. This component is a thiazole derivative that functions as a dopamine d2 receptor antagonist, serotonin receptor antagonist, serotonin receptor antagonist, and antagonist of the adrenergic α2a and α2c receptors. it is an effective solution for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Class of Drugs – Atypical antipsychotic

Molecular Formula – C28H37ClN4O2S

Molecular Weight - 529.1 g/mol

Working: Given atypical antipsychotic drugs block the receptors for several neurotransmitters i.e. chemicals that nerves use to communicate with each other in the brain. These chemicals bind to dopamine and serotonin type 2 (5-HT2) receptors.

Uses This mentioned drug indicated for the treatment of certain mental/mood disorders such as schizophrenia, depression associated with bipolar disorder. The ingredient helps to think more clearly, feel less nervous, and take part in everyday life. It can also help to reduce hallucinations such as hearing/seeing things that are not there. Additionally, Lurasidone Hydrochloride may improve mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level. It is a psychiatric drug that belongs to the class of drugs called atypical antipsychotics. It helps to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain.

Popular Brands and Dosages: The active component Lurasidone Hydrochloride is used in brand medicine as given below:

  • Latuda: 40 mg and 80 mg

Eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using this drug is contraindicated. It can increase the chance of side effects with this medicine.