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Lurasidone Hydrochloride

Lurasidone Hydrochloride

Lurasidone Hydrochloride is a medication used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It belongs to the class of atypical antipsychotic drugs and works by restoring the balance of certain natural substances in the brain.


Lurasidone Hydrochloride is indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults and adolescents (aged 13 to 17 years) and for the treatment of depressive episodes associated with bipolar I disorder (bipolar depression) in adults.


The dosage of Lurasidone Hydrochloride varies depending on the patient's condition, age, and other factors. It is typically taken orally once daily with food.


Lurasidone Hydrochloride is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to lurasidone or any of the ingredients in the formulation. It should not be used concomitantly with strong CYP3A4 inhibitors or inducers.

Special Precautions

Special precautions should be taken when prescribing Lurasidone Hydrochloride to elderly patients, patients with a history of cardiovascular disease, or those at risk of orthostatic hypotension. Close monitoring is required during treatment initiation and dosage adjustments.

Side Effects

Common side effects of Lurasidone Hydrochloride include dizziness, somnolence, nausea, akathisia, and weight gain. Less common but serious side effects may include extrapyramidal symptoms, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and metabolic changes.

Drug Interactions

Lurasidone Hydrochloride may interact with other medications, particularly those that affect the CYP3A4 enzyme system. Concomitant use with strong CYP3A4 inhibitors or inducers should be avoided.

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