latuda

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by Davey Do Davey Do Member Expert Nurse Retired

Specializes in Psych (25 years), Medical (15 years). Has 43 years experience.

I've recently been exposed to latuda (lurasidone), an atypical antipsychotic which is allegedly safe to use with pregnant Patients. Anybody else have any experience with this relatively new medication?

Jules A

Jules A, MSN

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner. 8,863 Posts

Just starting to see it with the adolescents unsure of my opinion at this early stage.

Leonurus

Leonurus

16 Posts

Have seen it on my unit only once so far, but have been hearing more about it and expect we will be using it more soon. Drug reps are out in full force :mad: as usual... It's supposed to have fewer metabolic side effects than other antipsychotics, for one thing.

IdrilRN

IdrilRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Psych. Has 12 years experience. 136 Posts

It has to be taken with food for proper absorption. That's about all I know.

Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in Psych ICU, addictions. 4 Articles; 7,907 Posts

It was fairly new at my last facility...I've seen it used in a few patients, but I can't say it made a drastic change in them yet. I guess time will tell.

ear

ear

Specializes in psychiatric ER, Mental Health. Has 10 years experience. 152 Posts

The inpatient unit is using it a bit. The biggest problem I am seeing with it is the expense, they cant afford it, and thus, noncompliant.