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Latuda Side Effects


Serious side effects of Latuda

  • seizures and uncontrollable movements/twitching in the face or body
  • allergic reactions like swelling of the face or appendages, difficulty breathing and swallowing, or hives
  • Hoarseness, shortness of breath and abnormal/irregular heartbeat
  • sever muscle stiffness, sore throat, fever, cough, chills, or any sign of infection
  • agitation or hostility, confusion and sores in and around the mouth
  • heart failure, sudden death or pneumonia in older adults with dementia or related conditions
  • suicidal thoughts, high blood sugar that increases feeling thirsty/dry mouth, increases urination and hunger, fruity-smelling breath with dry skin, blurred vision mixed with weight loss
  • severe muscle stiffness and soreness, feeling lightheaded and tremors
  • increases in weight mixed with difficulty for the body to warm up or cool down after exposure to the extremes

Common side effects of Latuda

  • minor drowsiness mixed with weakness and restlessness, including slow movements
  • agitation, anxiety with uncontrollable movement and minor blurred vision
  • nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, and vomiting, and possible weigh gain with difficulty falling/staying asleep
  • increased salivation with breast enlargement and possible discharge, late/missed menstrual cycles and low libido or decreased sexual ability
  • DonaldN

    sever muscle stiffness, weakness, zombie like walking, lack of mental clarity, severe stroke like conditions, including dizziness when laying down, needs assistance with cane while walking for bad mobility in the morning… DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG!!!

  • shawn

    Patients should not use Latuda if they are also using antidepressants ?? I was on celexa with this drug doctor recommended but I had to stop gave me a reaction. My throat muscles constricted and I couldnt move my mouth it was unconfortable and got little painful. albance gave me bendral and now I take serquel its working much better. They put me on new drugs at first cause I didnt have any insurance.

  • graysquirrel50

    I took Latuda for a couple of weeks +. I am running out of time to sue. I am plagued with permanent side effects. It’s a struggle to walk, though i go through rounds of Physical Therapy, stay as active as possible. I do well for awhile, then i have a set back and need to nearly start over. i have bouts of akathesia or EPS or something like that, for which i take another medication. I gnash my teeth and sometimes my arms or legs jerk. I have hostility issues that began the first week of taking Latuda, but no one at the Mental Health facility that i go to had read the insert regarding the side effects, including akathesia or EPS, and hostility (in 10 1//2 years with the same therapist, I had never, ever exhibited symptoms that alerted him before. I’m not a hostile or disruptive client in any way).
    It felt as though my central nervous system was attacking my musculoskeletal system. When i called the after hours line to report and receive help; that i seemed to be having a severe allergic reaction to a medication, the Doctor on call failed to return my call. Protocol dictates that a client DOES RECEIVE A CALL BACK, but there had been a breach in protocol. When i called the local emergency room, they said they were really busy and suggested that i call Ask-A-Nurse, who then referred me….
    I was appalled and terrified. I’d rather not divulge too much. The statute of limitations might be running out for me. I was told by a lawyer that i had 2 years to sue. I have until September 2015 if that’s the case. I’ve never sued anyone in my life; I’d rather work things out in person. I get better, i get worse, i get better, i get worse. Overall, my lifestyle has changed dramatically. I haven’t worked since the side effects have rendered me in great pain and the meds that treat both the pain and the akathesia put me to sleep.

    • Casey

      My mom had many of the same symptoms. It was very painful to watch her go through this. None of her doctors would help her. Instead they increased the dose dramatically. She commit suicide July of last year. I really hope you are able to overcome these horrible side effects

      • graysquirrel50

        thank you. i’m fighting all of the debilitating permanent recurring side effects. I’m so sorry about your mom. We have to continue the awareness. there needs to be a class action lawsuit. I hope that we can all find justice for people like your mom, Casey. You are in my prayers. My father committed suicide, though he wasn’t being treated for his depression. It gets easier to deal with…but it never goes away. My 24-year old nephew committed suicide a few years ago. Mental Health Awareness and Advocacy is all i want to do with my life now. To help the world recognize that these are common illnesses–brain diseases–and warrant as much attention as any other organ disease. Not giving up the fight! Join me in helping other’s see and not be quiet about what’s happened to ourselves, our loved ones. Thanks Casey.

  • Anthony Clay

    I took this medication January 2014 and stopped Feb 2014. About 3 weeks later, i developed type 2 diabetes. To this day, i still have diabetes. I cant afford the medication or doctors visits. I have went to other forums looking for people that have had permanent side effects from this drug. I am sure there are enough people to do a class action lawsuit.

    • graysquirrel50

      where else have you seen testimonials? yes there are. I had trouble getting a lawyer, because it’s a psych drug. WOW. The demonization of mental illness still exists. It’s a Brain disease (new terminology might help change the way people view it, us).

  • Toni

    My son took Latuda for a short period of time and ended up trying to commit suicide several times. It is tragic, the side effects of this drug. Has anyone brought a lawsuit against Latuda? I looked online and have been unable to locate.

  • Casey

    My mom took this medication for a couple of months. Terrible side effects. She started gnashing her teeth to the point where they all had to be pulled. After they were pulled, it continued and she would gnash her gums. This caused painful infections. She commit suicide July of last year.

  • Anita Williams Moon

    latuda has caused muscle weakness and deteriation. need help. noe longer on latuda but very weak.

    • graysquirrel50

      i find that i’m in worse shape 2 years after going off latuda. i did report it to the FDA. That may be why this forum exists. We can’t give up. if you know of anyone else that has been harmed by this drug, tell them to comment on this forum. we need numbers for a class action suit. The maker’s of Latuda have enough money to pay those of us severely affected by the side effects & the family members who have lost a loved one. You’re in my thoughts Anita. Physical therapy for life is a must. I also go to a pain doctor. So many doctor’s since i took Latuda. It’s hard to get them to take one seriously. But we can’t quit!

      • T Brown

        Please tell me how you contacted the FDA. I will be glad to do that. We need to get this drug off the market.

        • eileen cairns

          went online on their site and found a form. faxed it in,.

          • REBECCA HOOVER bohar

            we did too and filed a complaint against the doctor as I’m diabetic and he was to keep track of fmy sugar and my suagar ws 660 when I went to er and had kidney failure etc

      • Jeanie

        LaTuda put me in a temporary “coma”. Thank God I was visiting my husband in the hospital because I may have died if I had been alone or driving down the road. I took my morning dose (had only been taking it a week) and 15-20 min later I became totally non responsive. Came to 4 hrs later in ER

  • Anita Williams Moon

    need to know if there is a lawyer for to sue the company of latuda

    • Obidon

      me too for class action.

  • brandon

    I started taking it 4 days ago and felt so happy today? Did anyone else with bad results feel happy at first? I don’t want to keep taking it if I’m going to see bad side effects but also don’t want to risk stopping it if I WONT see bad side effects….#**!

  • Kae Kelley-Ottobre

    Had a horrible time with Latuda. It did not help with depression, in fact, the depression became worse. I developed an unusual rash on both of my hands that would not clear up not matter what I tried to treat it with. I also had movements of my jaw and teeth gnashing that I could not control, and have bitten pieces off of my tongue. I began having balance issues and trouble with walking and my speak would get slurred on and off. Have been off the Latuda for several months now and have improved a great deal, but still have some residual effects (uncontrolled movements of the mouth, occasional slurred speech).

  • Jake

    I took latuda for about three months. I had the most insane three months of my life. Indescribable restlessness, the most insane paranoia, my heart would start pounding like it was going burst out of my chest, and the last month my hair started falling out. I have been off three weeks now and my hair is still falling out. The first week was like living in a nightmare. I was so paranoid I couldn’t watch tv or listen to the radio. My racing thoughts were almost unberable, and I have never had depression issues until I took latuda, and when I got off it got so much worse, I had the darkest thoughts I’ve ever had in my life. This drug was terrifying for me. If I could go back in time and slap it out of my hand before taking the first one I would. I am still trying to piece myself back together after this crap wrecked my life.

  • T Brown

    My comments about this drug. I have no doubt is has caused my daughter’s problems today. Shortly after starting the drug she fell ill. Sick to her stomach, fever. This progressed into numbness in hand, legs and feet. She has been in the hospital twice Vanderbilt Medical Center and has nerve damage that may or may not come back. She now walks with a walker, not able to bath, drive a car or walk without assistance. She is in the prime of her life or was until this. I can’t get the doctors to look into this, but will keep trying.
    Please give me assistance with making a complaint with the FDA. If anyone has an attorney, I would be glad to join a class action law suit. It’s not about the money to me, it’s about getting this drug off the market. Please reply if you have anything to offer.

  • Samuel Jakob Cavazos

    Help me! My body hurts and I am weak. My muscles feel like they are deteriorating

  • Amanda

    I was on Latuda for a month. At first it was fine. Then I noticed that every night I felt intensely depressed and unable to experience any joy at all. Nothing felt good. Even super depressed a hug or a hot shower feels nice. Not on Latuda. Latuda made me experience true ahedonia. I would take clonazepam or benadryl just to go to sleep faster to not feel the way I was feeling. When I woke up I would feel better. I was taking the Latuda after dinner and that’s why I was feeling awful every night. It wasn’t until I accidentally missed a dose and took it in the day and felt the ahedonia that I put two and two together. I wouldn’t wish this medicine on my worst enemy.

  • Judy Hoffman

    My son was on Latuda for about a month or more and was on Seroquel and neurontin and suffered from PTSD from a hazing that happened back in 1994-1995 he was put on Latuda because he was now a diabetic and the med’s were causing him to want sugar which all these drugs will cause him to crave sugar so why give him another drug that does the same. Well it wasn’t working we asked to use something else because my son wasn’t doing well and they said one more month and see if it works. Well a couple weeks or so later my son took and over dose of Metformin and passed away. I know it was the Latuda did it and would like anyone interested in filing a lawsuit message me at [email protected] I lost my son I have been robbed of grandchildren and beautiful memories with him and I don’t want to see another parent suffer as I have. He was a Teacher with a master’s degree and because of this drug my son isn’t here any longer…..

  • Tom

    I took this drug for 7 days is was the worse 7 days of hell made feel like world was coming down on me.. Gave me all the side affects you can think about don’t not take this bad drug

  • Jeff

    I’ve been taking this for months for Schizophrenia. It no longer works. I just feel like I should stop. Can someone help me? I feel like I’m getting bad side effects from this. I sleep all day and feel weak. I feel like I should stop taking this medication and look for something else. I don’t know. Can someone help me? I’m lost! I’m on disability and I get money, but I don’t want to die so early. I’m only 25. What do I do? My e-mail is [email protected] . Please contact me. I’m scared.

  • Tiffaney Lewis

    I took latuda for a little over a month and my head started to shake so I stopped taking this medication. It has been a year and every day all day my head shakes. My neck hurts and I am always nauseous. I have head ache all the time. Having two out going kids it’s hard to do things and keep up. Seeing all these posts makes me upset that they can still prescribe this medication I wish I could sue them. It has messed with my life.

    • Judy Hoffman

      I am looking into suing this company my son was on it for a short time and it made him Angry , Agitated and very depressed I had asked his practitioner Nurse to please take him off of it and he wanted to wait until his next appointment and 2 weeks after he took too many of is Diabetic medicine and was rushed to the hospital and had his stomach pumped they kept him over night and I was to pick him up from the hospital in the morning and got a call at 6:35 am getting ready to go to the hospital and got a call from his nurse that he had stopped breathing I rushed to the hospital but by 7:51 am my son took his last breath. My son was a smart , handsome and much loved man. He had his masters degree and taught school but suffered from PTSD . They were treating him for the wrong diagnosis …..I am working on finding a lawyer who will be willing to file a 1st class lawsuit against the company that produced it and the counciling center who didn’t do as I asked. I need other stories so the FDA and Attorney will take this serious……Thank you for sharing your story…

  • Judy
  • Kim

    I am hoping that this discussion is still continuing. I have had a horrible experience with Latuda! The medication took me from depression to mania and affected my heart! I was hospitalized twice with bradycardia, my heart rate dropped as low as 29, and also experienced trouble swallowing which caused a condition called “swallow syncope” I am a physically healthy 50 year old woman and I was implanted with a pacemaker a few months ago! I reached out to Sunovian (the manufacturer) in the past the week and they confirmed that one of the side effects…trouble swallowing…could result in syncope! This is a very dangerous drug and has now permanently altered the rest of my life!!

  • Sunsetphoto

    2 months ago a close friend of mine attempted suicide after being on a combination of Latuda and Ambien. She now has memory loss and other problems.

  • SJB

    My daughter started this medication 07/26. She is only 11 and has a learning disability related to comprehension, so it is difficult for her to explain how she is feeling. However, she has complained of really bad headaches and back aches. The Dr noticed side effects of tremors, akesthia and muscle rigidity. The added Congentin to her latuda (an antiparkinsons medication ) I am afraid this will only mask the side effects. Has anyone else gone through this with the addition of the congentin? She gets a permanent psychiatrist sept. 12th, if this is non beneficial I am going to request a change before it’s too late. Thank you.
    [email protected] is where I can be reached. Thank you

  • Nc

    My 18 yr old daughter was switched to Latuda to try to help with the weight she’d gained from Zyprexa (40 kilos in a year)..she had been stable for 6 months, after only 4 days of Latuda she became psychotic and after a week she lost touch with reality and attempted to jump off a bridge in the city. Thank God a passerby restrained her and she was taken to hospital. She has Autism and Schizoaffective disorder and was not suicidal before the medication change or after Latuda was stopped. We almost lost our daughter from this med change, be very wary, especially if you have had adverse reactions to ‘activating’ drugs before!

    • SarahT

      Thank you so much for this post. I was on Abilify and that caused me to attempt suicide i am 19. My doctor tried to put me on Lamactil and Geodon also but i as well had a severe reaction to both sending me to the hospital for days and months. Remember dont trust your doctor because they will always try to put you on medication and it can hurt you severely. I was only diagnosed Bipolar type 2 and Major Depressed after taking Geodon i started having hallucinations and my vision is messed up as well as hearing and paying attention. This really screwed me up financially and school wise so remember always research the medication before taking it.

  • SarahT

    Hello, I am a 19 year old. Recently this year hasnt been my year with the medications. In MAY 2016 i was prescribed Lamactil after Abilify caused a suicide attempt and weight gain…i was told there was simple side effects nothing serious so i took it for about 6 weeks when a life threatening rash made me rushed to the hospital to get a shot of Prednizone and be put on Prednizone tablets and anti histamines, after that run through and my body was better after 2 months of hell the doctor prescribed me with Geodon and so i took it within the first week i had symptoms of fainting and low blood sugar finding that sugar helped i called the doctor he didnt believe me and thought it was a panic attack so trusting my doctor i continued the medication and the second week i was having fainting symptoms, clamy, pale, extreme irratation, sensitive to light, and my appetite was rather low. I called the doctor again and again same answer. On the third week i was taking my meds same time at night and within 2 minutes my throat closed off and i was foaming from the mouth my nose was running my eyes running i was rushed to the ER arrived a HOUR LATER i was in the hospital and enter the room IV in my arm they shot me 6 different injections and said i was having an allergic reaction to Geodon. After i got out which was a day after my eyes dialate in sunlight so i called my doctor immediatly get this HE DOESNT BELIEVE ME!!! He says Geodon couldn’t cause this so now i am very angry but my parents are all like try to get better and dont give up he couldnt have possibly have known this medication would have reacted this way to me. So now i go back to him thinking okay this dude is trying to kill me so i sit there while he tells my Geodon couldnt have possibly caused this reaction and that the ER notes were a mess so its possible i have a blood problem when all blood work came back normal and then he prescribed me LATUDA saying it was the safest medication with few to none side effects. So i think okay sure i will try it but im going to research this time. Today i pick up my LATUDA and dont plan to start till i know it is safe because this was 20mg of LATUDA for 2 weeks instead of 3 and he wants me to up it on the 3rd week to 40mg. The Geodon was 10mg and my body is highly sensitive so i google BAD DRUG and oh looky hear Lamactil, Abilify, Geodon, and Latuda all on the list. Oh and if i reacted to the LATUDA he wanted to put me on the “GRAND DADDY OF THEM ALL” Lithium which is also on this list. Reading all of your experiences with this medication has really truly saved my life thank you all and i am so sorry your family or friends didnt have a chance to read up on it and made a mistake by trusting their doctor. Doctors are never right believe in yourselves!! Thank you!!!

  • Tom

    After taking latuda i have mucle spasms in my right arm constantly ,epilepsy nerve pain etc. My phychiatrist told me that i should be on cojentin to stop the side effects. She never gave it to me and now I have constant pain because of . Also the state of nevada would not pay for my effoxer xr . after going through the worst withdrawls i have ever had i started having sezuires muscle spamss nerve and muscle pain till this day. iwhile taking effexor i had constant visual and adutiory hallutions for 3 years and when the took me off it i stop visual hallunating fir the most part. God has gotten me past that stuggle of effexor,but im still phycially and mentally ill . May the peace of God and Jesus Christ our lord and saviour and The Holy spirit be with you all .Jesus Christ will get you through the storm.

  • eileen cairns

    i took latuda for over a year. it helped with my depression but gave me tardive diskenesia. i stopped it immediately but till have symptoms a year later. has anyone found lawyer willing to take this drug on?

    • kelli

      what movements did you experience? mine was mouth and tongue.

  • David Walls

    I too took Latuda about two years ago and have had severe short term memory loss. I quit taking it after a few months but atiil have the memory loss. It is very frustrating at work and home, as these symptoms have never gone away.

    • Jeanie

      Get a MRI of your brain w contrast, I think it caused “white matter” disease I was just diagnosed with.!! Going to look into it further

  • Jonelle Diaz

    I have a question my husband was on latuda and passed away on 6/5/2016. How do I find out if the medication had a hand in his death? The official ME report states diabetis, but he had his sugar levels check maybe 3 months prior, and everything came back ok! I just don’t know where to start.

    • Dymondsnsaphirez

      CAuses high sugar i ended up w sugar of 660 in er w acute kidneyfailure n im diabetic the attorneys r telling me its all cos od my diabetes i dont believe it fda guidelines statw state provider is to monitor sugar on this

  • kelli

    i took Latuda for about 3 months and suffered from severe side effects. the serious ones were involuntary mouth and tongue movements that remain now almost 2 years after i started the medication. i have severe short term memory issues now and i wonder if Latuda was a contributing factor. While i took Latuda i could not sit down. I paced my house for hours upon hours per day … additionally i gained about 30 pounds which is not like me … i have always been underweight if anything. i also went from perfect reading vision to unable to read without glasses. i was 42 when i started Latuda.

  • Ronald Lloyd Leach

    my wife took latuda for several months in 2012 and she started having Parkinson like syndrome to where she could not control her bowels was bedridden and started twitching at the mouth arms and legs her leg and arm still shake to this day is there anything that can be done about this.


    i had lose of voice extreme thirst w constant urination then acute kidney failure a boil that was three inches that had to be surgically removed five times ammonia in my liver was on a ventilator I told my dr I was losing my voice and I found out she was supposed to be monitoring my sugar as I’m diabetic while on latuda and my sugar was 660 when I was in er 11.2016 my email is [email protected],com if anyone can find a lawyer to take on cases against latuda

  • Loucretia wells

    I was 33 when I was prescribed latuda I took 3 doses woke up to use the bathroom and couldn’t get up the reason I had a stroke brought on by this drug I lost the use of my right arm and I’m permanently disable all because of this drug latuda I was also told that there was nothing I could do about it because that was one of the side affects so anyone who thinks this drug is good your wrong

  • Loucretia wells

    Did anyone find a attorney to take there case

  • Katelyn Why

    I was on latuda and it has now ruined my life with what seems to be permanent effects my vision is different in constantly dizzy and off balance I have headaches every other day I have zero appetite muscle weakness and my brain and thoughts are not what they use to be. My anxiety is way higher and all this has changed since this drug. Id give anything to go back to who I was before this drug. Chosing to try it was the worst decision I’ve ever made. I can relate to others on here with effects still years later.
    Had anyone found an attorney willing to help them. As I’m looking for one myself As well. I need help.
    Thank you.