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Latuda or Trilafon


#1

I think that because of too many side effects and health issues from taking Risperdal, I am eventually going to make a jump to another antipsychotic. Because I suffer from Diabetes and metabolic issues, my doctor narrowed the choices of AP’s down to Abilify (I was on it before with disastrous results) Geodon ( too worried about heart issues)
Latuda ( newer AP with strong antidepressant properties - a good choice for me) and Trilafon(Perphenazine) another med I am interested in taking. I basically narrowed it down to taking either Latuda or Trilafon - I am hearing good things about both of these meds. I am wondering which medication is a better fit for me.
I suffer from dperession, my mixed states can be a bit on the angry side (to put it mildly) I can get severely delusional and suffer from moderate hallucinations when not well. My concern is that Latuda will not be potent enough to control my symptoms, but I am interested in taking it, it is easy on the body. I do worry about EPS with Trilafon, but it might be a better drug to control my symptoms, which does include anxiety, and Trilafon is a good med against anxiety also.
Does anyone have thoughts on this matter? Suggestions and guidance would be deeply appreciated -


#2

I don’t know about latuda but perphenazine is one of the best meds I ever used, very strong and almost without any side effects except EPS. hope you find your answer soon by guys who consumed both, good luck.


#3

Hi aliali - did you get EPS from it or muscle issues?


#4

Latuda can be pretty strong at high dosages. I take 120 mg/day and it WORKS! I was previously at the max FDA allowed dosage of 160 mg. Even at that strength, I didn’t have side effects.

Hope this helps in your decision making!

Blessings,

Anthony


#5

Thanks Anthony it does help - I will be discussing Latuda with her also, she loves using it on her patients - thank you as usual - Wave :smiley:


#6

**Hi Anthony!
Does Latuda come in an injectable form?
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#7

Latuda made me very aggressive.


#8

Currently, Latuda is only available in tablet form.

However, I wouldn’t be surprised if the manufacturer followed suit with drugs like Abilify and Invega, and made an injectable form soon.

Blessings,

Anthony


#9

Thanks Anthony.
It would be great if all meds were in injection form. C. has been on an ijectable form of prolixin for 10 years, but can`t seem to get him to try anything else–says it would be to stressful.
Onceapoet–my son is already somewhat aggressive, maybe this would not be good for him.
Thanks
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#10

I would not go by one person’s experience from a drug. Latuda is not likely to cause aggression in most people


#11

Yeah. I was hoping there would be more on latuda on here. But I think the important thing is just to watch him either way. You are definitely flipping a coin here by the way it looks, but if you watch him really closely you can catch him before he falls if the coin flip isn’t a winner.


#12

I saw my doctor - We finally decided on going with Latuda as my first choice and if it doesn’t work out for me as planned, I will be trying Trilafon. this will happen as soon as I am completely of the Depakote in a couple of weeks or so - one change at a time, thanks for everyones input on this matter :smiley: