4-6 weeks usually for each increase
According to the answer on drugs.com :
" Latuda (generic name: lurasidone) works in most patients within 6 weeks or sooner at an appropriate dose, although results can vary between patients. Latuda is an atypical antipsychotic approved for patients with schizophrenia or bipolar depression."
Thanks for the source. I will have to be patient. I was on 7.5mg zyprexa. I’m switching to latuda and right now I am on 5mg zyprexa + 74mg latuda, and I have more symptoms than when I was on 7.5mg zyprexa only. Maybe I have to wait then.
I have always been on Geodon. Well since I got sick anyways. I added Latuda to it in 2015 and the first time I took one I noticed immediate results. I felt normal that day. So I say it works instantly but I was already on the maximum recommended dose of Geodon.
Unfortunately the feeling only lasted one day but I still feel better with it. I think it helps more with my negative symptoms like Wellbutrin does and not so much with psychosis because I tried switching only to that and coming off of Geodon but I couldn’t do it.
Yeah everyone is different. Zyprexa did nothing for me. I thought that was a sugar pill.
It’s so funny how people respond so different to meds isn’t it. One would think our biology is very similar but apparently it isn’t.
They never worked for me.
Might as well be Smarties.
Same for me and I gained tons of weight fast. My gp told my pdoc to take me off zyprexa because I developped metabolic syndrome. Later one pdoc suggested trying zyprexa at doses 25+ mg. I refused. Then she tried to prescribe me Clozapine, I also refused. I am now on Risperidone and have no positive symptoms at all. I want to add Vraylar for negative and cognitive symptoms.
I always heard it takes 2 weeks to start working and a month plus to reach its effect. And months more can produce further improvement.
The multiple voices left right away, but it took a month for the delusions to stop.