Latuda is composed of Lurasidone Hydrochloride as the main active component. It belongs to a class of drugs known as atypical antipsychotics. It is indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It is available for oral administration as a conventional table form. It is manufactured by leading
Manufacturer: Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Active Ingredient: Lurasidone Hydrochloride is an atypical antipsychotic agent indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia. This is the active component plays the role of a dopaminergic antagonist, a serotonergic antagonist, an adrenergic antagonist and a second-generation antipsychotic. This component functions as a dopamine d2 receptor antagonist; serotonin 5-ht2 receptor antagonist, serotonin 5-ht7 receptor antagonist, and antagonist of the adrenergic α2a and α2c receptors. This effective drug also treats bipolar disorder.
Indications: This particular medication is approved for the treatment of certain mental/mood disorders for instance schizophrenia, depression related to bipolar disorder. This medication helps to think more clearly, feel less nervous, and take part in everyday life. Latuda also decreases hallucinations like hearing/seeing things that are not there. It improves the mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level. This psychiatric medication belongs to the class of drugs called atypical antipsychotics restores the balance of certain natural substances in the brain.
Action Mechanism: This mentioned medication is an atypical antipsychotic whose exact mechanism of action is not known. Latuda believed to work by blocking receptors for several neurotransmitters, chemicals that nerves use to communicate with each other in the brain. It also acts by binding to dopamine and serotonin type 2 (5-HT2) receptors.
Dosages: This medicine is available in dosages as mentioned below:
- 40 mg: This conventional tablet should be taken orally once a day with food as directed by the doctor
- 80 mg: It is to be consumed once a day with food as advised by the doctor
Note: This medication is indicated to treat schizophrenia in adults and teenagers above 13 years old. It is not recommended in children below 13 years old.