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What is lurasidone?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Lurasidone (Latuda) is a second-generation (atypical) antipsychotic drug. It works by blocking the action of dopamine and serotonin, two brain chemicals that regulate mood and behavior. It is taken by mouth. 

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