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Can Latuda be abruptly discontinued?

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Dr. Shubham Mehta

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Posted on Thu, 10 Sep 2015 in Mental Health
Question: I have been taking latuda 20 mg for 5 to6 weeks, how can I get off of this medicine?
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Answered by Dr. Shubham Mehta 34 minutes later
Brief Answer:
can stop the drug right away.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to HCM.

I can understand your concerns.

Latuda 20mg is a low dose. You can stop it right away.

But if you have tried stopping it earlier and experienced some discomfort, then you can reduce the dose to 10mg for two weeks and then stop.

It is because every individual reacts differently to different medicines.

Please take care of relapse of your illness for which you were taking the drug.

Kindly keep your doctor informed about the drug/dose changes which you make.

I wish you well.

Thanks.
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