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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!!!

    • overly worried

      I’m sorry to hear of your problems with latuda and my husband is also having horrible side effects from it. He stopped it 3 weeks ago but is still having trouble walking, balance, and has fallen twice in the last two days. His symptoms are described as Parkinson Disease like and we ended up in the ER a few weeks ago, it got so bad.
      Would appreciate any additional comments. We now have an appointment with a neurologist!
      Thanks you.

      • Donald N

        Hi. I’m sorry to hear about your husbands problems with this poison. Since I llast posted I have now been dxd with a stroke!!! We’ve been calling around to see if there were any lawsuits yet…and of course nothing. If you guys hear of anything please let us know bc this poison needs to be stopped! !!!

        • Judy Hoffman

          I have posted on this site several times I need to get an attorney my son passed away because of this drug It looks like you had very bad time with this med how are things going with your family? Please feel free to contact me at [email protected]

  • 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

      I am actually going to speak with a lawyer in the next couple days. My mother was on this medication and the side effects were terrible. She commit suicide July of last year. No note. I have to believe it was the drug that did it.

      • graysquirrel50

        keep us posted regarding a lawyer, Casey. I did report the drug to the FDA. i hope something happens. Two years ago, this forum didn’t even exist. it’s a start.

      • Judy Hoffman

        My son did too in July 14 , 2015 please contact me through email if you feel comfortable I am doing something this Drug is BAD…..REALLY BAD!!!!!

        • Casey

          What’s your email Judy?

          • Judy Hoffman

            My Email is [email protected] or message me on facebook Judy Hoffman …We can maybe talk I need to get something done soon I don’t want to see anyone else go through losing a child or somebody they Love and care about this is a very bad Drug…..

        • Casey

          Or you can email me at [email protected]

      • Judy Hoffman

        I am looking for an attorney also and am waiting on a reply did you get any information on this from the Attorney you were going to see? Please reply to me my son over dosed on metformin which was a pill of for high sugar and the latuda seemed to make him more depressed not wanting to live I asked them to take him off of it and they wouldn’t and he passed away July 14 , 2015. This drug has to be taken off the market ASAP!!!!

    • bonville48

      I too had very severe side effects I was hospitalized for 2 weeks. I could not even walk by myself or sign my name among some of the side effects. I was always falling (down stairs on floor and in tub). I was taken to the hospital by ambulance as I could not walk on my own. At first they thought I had had a stroke. I was told I needed physical therapy to learn to walk again!I have looked for months for Latuda class action suits. Maybe we should start one?

      • Judy Hoffman

        That is why I posted on this I want to look for people wanting to file a suit against this company ASAP!!!!! Contact me at [email protected] and I will reply…..

    • Judy Hoffman

      I am trying to get a list of complaints against this company and the facility that put my son on Latuda because I told them my son wasn’t doing well on it and they documented I wanted him off of it and they wanted to let him on it for just one more month and on July 14, 2015 my son took an over dose and passed away and I am looking for people to join a class 1 lawsuit . If anyone is interested please contact me with a reply or [email protected] This is a very dangerous drug and if they would of listened to me my son would still be with us………

  • 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

      • Fred Steadman

        have you started any lawsuits on this medication I would like to know I had some big problems with it

        • Katelyn Why

          I would like to know also as I’ve had live changing effects from this drug in a very negative way.

  • Anita Williams Moon

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

    • Obidon

      me too for class action.

      • Terry

        I took latuda for almost a year an got low t

  • 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.

    • Judy Hoffman

      I am seeking a Attorney to take this lawsuit on for a call 1 lawsuit and might need a follow up on your experience to get this drug taken off of it this ended up taking my son’s life a 9 months ago and don’t want any other person to suffer from this my life is forever changed I miss him so much….Contact me at [email protected]

      • Jonelle Diaz

        If you don’t mind me asking how did your son pass? I am very sorry for your loss!! I only ask because I just lost my husband about 5 months ago, he to was on latuda

      • REBECCA HOOVER bohar

        I’m looking for an attorney too ive called several no one will help me if you find someone plse email me [email protected]

  • 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

    I am very serious about filing a class action against this company I have an appointment with an attorney June 1 , 2016 and need as many as can contact me so I can print off the responses to this drug My son Overdosed on it and died July 14 , 2015 and will not give up till it is filed…..Please email me at [email protected]

    • bonville48

      I took Latuda and ended up in the hospital for a couple of weeks. I could not walk and if I stood up I would fall down. My landlord came in and saw my condition and called an ambulance. [email protected]

    • Dymondsnsaphirez

      I messaged u no answer back

  • 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.

    • Dymondsnsaphirez

      i just had a state investigator contact me regarding the psychiatrist physician assistant who prescribed latuda to me causing me to have kidney failure you can message me at [email protected] I’m in Pennsylvania

      • Charlotte

        I had acute kidney failure from taking Latuda 2 years ago. I was in dialysis within 6 months. This past January I had a kidney transplant. I was healthy prior no diabetes or other co-morbid issues.

    • Cathy Wright

      Hello Katelyn Why , I have experienced a lot of the exact same things that you have from taking Latuda!! I’ve noticed my vision has gotten so bad and blurry now!! I gave hard time to see and read ..I even wear glasses..That doesn’t help much as far as reading goes.. I wake up muscles are very stiff and I hurt all the time!!! I’m confused a lot and have trouble at times remembering ..I get dizzy at times and experience CONSTANT headaches daily now!!! I recently have broke out on my side and leg with red little blisters …been to Dr but he didnt know what it was… I just was looking up the side effects to see if these bumps could be from the medicine.., I ‘ve been reading a lot of these post and omg I can so relate!! There’s been times in the morning I really struggle to get out of bed now.. My left arm was feeling numb and a strange feeling inside ..my legs hurt constantly too!! Before I started taking this medication I was much more active …Now,it seems all I want to do is lay around …I try to push myself but I’m so tired and I hurt!!! I need help as far as what to do about this now! Advice? Anyone spoken to an attorney?? I will fight to the end to get this medication “Latuda” off the market!!! I’m getting married in June 2018 and telling you all by the way I have been feeling I am scared!!!!!

      • Katelyn Why

        I’m so sorry to hear your dealing with these effects from this drug too Cathy. Its Definitly added to my struggle too. Not only dealing with mental illness but now having these effects that seem to be permanent or at least taking way to long to go away for me has added troubles I didn’t need on my plate. Are you still taking latuda or are you off of it now? I’ve been off since December and I’m still struggling with after effects from it. My life is completely different now. But I’m managing to accept what’s changed but the hardest has been the headaches and my vision is still not what it use to it. Its almost like when I blink I have weird tiny black floaty marks come over my vision, it’s been really hard to get use to enough to ignore it but I’m managing the best I can. But good news is the headaches have decreased to only 4 out of 7 days of headaches a week compared to constant. So trying to focus on that positive that in time they’ll eventually go away. Fingers crossed. My thoughts are with you as I can definitely understand your struggle too. If I can help you to have someone that understands let me know I’m here. I for sure understand the confusion after too. As my brain is not what it use to be. So sorry for the spelling and grammar mistakes as I said things are different and harder now especially typing on the computer..
        Also congrats on getting married next year. 🙂
        Take care!

  • Angela Barnes

    My husband was prescribed this drug last year for his schizophrenia. It caused his entire face to go numb, and instantly I took him off of it. It has been a full calendar year, and he still suffers from numbness and dropping of the face during high stress situations that did not occur before the nurse practitioner he was sent too put him on that medication. I would really love some legal advice about this as I feel my husband has been wrongly injured. We where warned to stay away from grapefruit and that there where side effects like sleepiness of possible stroke. No one told us his face could end up more fucked up for the rest of his life. He has enough problems without bad drugs and incompetent per-scribers messing up his life even more. Please… If there is anything that can be done I would like to help and join, or be counseled by a lawyer. I’m just not sure what to do or how to start, and money is very tight in my family.

    • Katelyn Why

      I’m sorry to hear your husbands side effects. I can totally relate. Its been 7 months for me though still suffering side effects. And I also relate to how you said your husband deals with enough problems aside from the bad drug. I feel exactly the same. Prior to this medication I was managing my symptoms and accepting the life along with symptoms I was going to have to manage. But then putting this drug into my body turned my life upside down and created way more issues for me As Well. The only permanent to My face was a tremor in My eye. It happens about 45 times a day and My numbness is in my and and legs and at times it feels like my legs aren’t even there to walk on. Along with severe constant dizziness. As I said I was just accepting my illness and then adding all these other issues I didn’t need or ask for from a drug that was suppose to make life more manageable when in turn all it Did was add more stress. Each day I wish I never trusted in the dr who prescribed it as that was the day my life completely changed. I didn’t even realize things could get worse but this drug proved to me that things can. I’m pushing the best I can each day to stay positive but done days are getting really tough because not being able to control these physical symptoms along with mental emotional symptoms is a skill I have yet to learn.
      Thank you for sharing your story as it helps me not feel so alone. I haven’t heard back about any lawyers willing to take this case but I’m staying hopeful everyday. Also thank you for taking the time to read mine.

  • Dymondsnsaphirez

    I turned the psychiatrist and the physician assistant into the state here in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania = today he met with me I don’t know what is going to happen he says it will be about seven months for the state to get mymedical records and see the situation he seemed concern she didn’t follow fda guidelines no physical no monitoring my sugar was I’m diabetic and ended up w kidney failure luckily I’m ok now etc my email is [email protected] but id prefer anyone contact me on facebook as Rebecca hoover bohar

  • Tara Schuster

    I am also looking for a lawyer in regards to this medication.

    I started latuda 20 mg about 2 years ago and it made me completely lethargic but i felt I was going through a tough time so i thought it was helping. Originally I was taking it in the morning but I switched it to the evening and it actually helped me fall asleep.

    After being on it for 2 years I decided to taper off the drug because my life was going very well. I am bipolar 1, I have had 2 manic episodes but besides that I am rather stable. I am on Lamicatal and Wellbutrin, considering I was not depressed and on the WellbutrinI figured I did not need the Latuda. I was off the Latuda for about 45 days and was a bit moody so I opted to go back on it.

    Latuda is rather expensive so my doctor gave me samples of 80mg that i was cutting into 4th’s. As far as my moods I realized they were tied to PMS and Latuda really made no difference. Until things went very wrong. I have been on Latuda for 3 months now and weird things were starting to happen to my body. I skipped my period and I was getting severe cramps and my nipples started getting montgomery tubercles which are bumps on your nipples attributed to a pregnancy symptom.

    My breast started to swell and my stomach was severely bloated. At this point I thought I was pregnant. After several pregnancy test it was conclusive that I was not pregnant. As time progressed and still having no period after 80 days I could not figure out what was going on. Then it got worse and worse. The bloating and stomach pain was so bad that my boyfriend rushed me to the hospital. I literally prayed to God to take my life. I had ultra sounds blood work and they all were perfect. No one could figure out what was going on.

    Then something clicked, check the side effects of Latuda. Sure enough severe stomach pain, missed periods, and breast lactation and pregnancy nipples were the side effects. I quit taking Latuda 3 days ago and i feel amazing. I have a different perspective on life because i am so appreciative to not be in that pain anymore.


  • H.

    Does anyone know of Any Open Class Action Lawsuits against Latuda at this time?

  • kaitlyn

    hi I just started taking Latuda and have a black and blue spot that just appeared near my hip, it looks like a burst blood vessel. Also my breathing is really short are these normal side affects?

  • Rebecca Hoover Bohar
  • Tim B

    I am really glad I found this website. I took Latuda earlier this year … I suffer from BiPolar. The psychiatrist gave me a few samples. The very first day I felt strange on it … fast forward 5 days later and I knew there was something off. Strange lucid dreams, anger like you could never imagine, was doing all sorts of weird things. I tried to get off it, but my parents FORCED me to continue taking the drug, or ‘get out of the house’. A few days later had a complete manic episode, just broke down, screaming, yelling, extreme paranoia. Strangest 2 weeks of my life to be honest. I am still having side effects from the drug … but having looked through the comments on this page, I think I got away pretty easy. Haven’t talked to my parents since, infact, I don’t really consider them parents anymore if I’m being honest. Don’t trust my psychiatrist either. It seems like they just throw a bunch of drugs at you, and don’t really give a fuck what happens. If anyone does get a class action lawsuit going, I am certainly in …. this medication was (is?) absolute hell. How can the FDA approve such a drug given the side effects. R these drugs even tested ?

  • Amber Ryan

    My mother commuted suicide shortly after she got on this medication. As soon as she started taking it she had suicidal ideation. I did some research and found out that MANY suicides and even shootings were all caused by people on medication (mostly antipsychotics/anti depressants) that affected their serotonin receptors. Latuda effects 7 serotonin and 5 dopamine receptors in the brain. I don’t believe this is just a “coincidence”. Please, if anyone is contemplating whether or not they should take this drug, or if you know anyone on it, make sure they know the risks. I fully believe that this medication played a large factor in my mothers suicide:,( and I will not rest until people know the truth about these poisonous pharmaceutical medications.

    • JR

      Very sorry to hear that and if your mom was on Latuda I wouldn’t be surprised if that was the cause my 17 year old daughter had Suicidal Thoughts regularly because of this medication but luckily we were able to determine it was the medication before something worse happened

  • JR

    , I would love to be involved in a class action lawsuit for my teenage daughter who was sick and miserable because of this medication and it took myself in my daughter to figure it out on her own without the help of her psychiatrist she had so many symptoms it was crazy in her life was completely unbearable because of Latuda. Within 24 to 48 hours of stopping Latuda she felt great again mentally and physically it has been fine for the last month or so since stopping Latuda she was taking Latuda because of anxiety and depression and the medication actually made it a hundred times worse for her and researching posts on the internet from other users we were able to determine that the medication was the cause of her getting worse

  • Tim Horn

    I have been on latuda for 2 years i am not sure if its from the latuda i injured my neck last summer but everything else is hurting me out of the blue my left thigh my right shoulder i get migrianes really bad never got them before and now have to grt botox i jections. I will need to look into this further glad i found this site

  • Eric Davis

    im glad im not the only one suffering from this awful drug, for gods sake i took this drug and i was having unbearable restlessness, i could not breathe and now months later i still feel extremely restless, ive never had a drug squeeze my brain like latuda did, i have had awful headaches and i dont even know how to describe the bowel problems i have had, everything has felt completely unreal, my parents, psychiatrist and doctor are forcing me to take certain meds but i am not taking another med after this one. It literally has taken my life away from me, i already am depressed but something is terribly wrong with whatever is in this drug, i have never had panic attacks before taking this thing, bad anxiety yes, but ive had anxiety all my life, ive never had the feeling of squeezing of a brain.