Latuda Side Effects
Some of the more common side effects of Latuda include drowsiness, nausea, and a feeling of internal restlessness. However, most people tolerate the drug without problems. If side effects do occur, they are typically minor and easily treated, although some reactions should be reported to a healthcare provider right away, such as rapid weight gain, seizure, or changes in your vision or speech.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Latuda® (lurasidone hydrochloride). However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Latuda. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Latuda has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking the drug were documented and compared to those that occur in another group of people taking a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredients). This way, it is possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the placebo.
In these studies, the most common Latuda side effects included:
- Drowsiness -- in up to 22 percent of people
- Nausea -- up to 17 percent
- An internal restless or jittery feeling (akathisia) -- up to 15 percent
- Movement or muscle disorders -- in up to 14 percent (see Extrapyramidal Symptoms)
- Vomiting -- up to 8 percent
- Indigestion or heartburn -- up to 8 percent
- Insomnia -- up to 8 percent.
Other common side effects, occurring in 2 to 6 percent of people, included but were not limited to: