Latuda Dosage

Latuda Dosage for Bipolar Depression

The recommended starting Latuda dosage for bipolar depression is 10 mg once daily. Your healthcare provider may increase this amount up to a maximum of 160 mg once a day, but only if necessary, since 20 mg daily is adequate for many people.
If you have moderate or severe kidney or liver disease, or are taking certain other medications (see Latuda Drug Interactions), you might be started with a lower dosage (20 mg a day), and a lower maximum dosage may be recommended (either 40 mg or 80 mg, depending on your particular situation).
It is important to take Latuda with food, since taking the drug on an empty stomach reduces the amount that is absorbed into the body. The content of the meal or snack does not matter, but it should consist of at least 350 calories.

General Information on Taking Latuda

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Latuda include the following:
  • Latuda comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
  • It does not matter what time of day you take this medication. However, if you experience excessive drowsiness, you might want to try taking it at bedtime to limit this side effect.
  • It is important to take your dose of Latuda with food.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Latuda will not work if you stop taking it.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Latuda dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
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