Does Latuda (lurasidone) cause or cure acne? Latuda reviews.

If you have used Latuda (lurasidone) and experienced an increase or decrease in acne, please tell us about it here. Be sure to include as much information as possible, including when you started taking Latuda, the dosage, other side effects you experienced, and anything else that might be relevant. Acne is sometimes a side effect of prescription drug usage, but other times it has to do with hard-to-track-down lifestyle changes, bacteria in your gut, or nutrient deficiency. In our experience, the best way to treat acne is by eliminating sugar, flour, dairy, caffeine, and vegetable oils from your diet. Supplementing zinc, vitamin b complex, boron, melatonin, and SOD is likely to help as well. offers resources for acne sufferers, including success stories, links to and summaries of dozens of clinical acne studies, and a lifestyle routine designed to help you treat acne naturally. If you want individual advice or are interested in contributing to the body of knowledge on acne, fill out our survey. You do not need to live with acne — it is a disease caused by a combination of a western lifestyle and western diet. By treating your acne, you’ll likely find yourself healthier, happier, and more attractive — physically and emotionally.

15 Replies to “Does Latuda (lurasidone) cause or cure acne? Latuda reviews.”

  1. My 11 year old son has been on a very small dosage of Latuda to treat stuttering which he has been on now for 7 days and we are noticing an increased acne breakout.

    I was very pleased to locate this survey as we were wondering if there is any correlation or if it was related to another drug that he is taking – Keppra.

    Hope to hear from you.

  2. I started taking Latuda 10 nights ago. 40mg at first for 6 days and then 60mg for the last 4 days. Since switching to the 60mg, I’ve experienced sever drowsiness and my face and arms are COVERED in pimples!

  3. I have been taking Latuda for only a few months. I started at 20mg and then it was increased to 40mg this last month. I came to the conclusion that it was making my mental health worse and cut my last pills – one into two halves and one into thirds- to have a fast taper off of them. Coming off of Latuda my entire face broke out in acne. I’ve never experienced anytbing like it. Naturally I have clearer skin with pop-ups only once in awhile. And when I say my face is covered, I mean it. Not sure this is a good medication for many reasons.

  4. My 24 year old daughter was put on Vyvance for ADD when she was 17 years old. She was on it for four years. While away in college, she took herself off of it ( cold turkey) because she didn’t find a doctor in the area. She wound up having “ideas of reference,” paranoia, and delusions. She voluntarily admitted herself to a psychiatric hospital. She was labeled schzioaffective. Soon after, I brought her home to live. She was put on Lamictal 25 mg. and Latuda 20 mg. The dosages were increased gradually. About a month later, she decided not to take the pills. Her behavior and thoughts were illogical, irrational and unpredictable. Her moods swung like a pendulum. After what seemed like a year without meds, my daughter resumed taking them. She saw a new doctor and he immediately started her on 80 mgs of Latuda, along with Cogentin and Ativan. The increase in Latuda made her jittery, nervous, paranoid, and she could not control her movements. We went back to the old doctor who immediately cut the Latuda in half and stopped the other two meds. She was better on this. During this time, my daughter was filled with ideas that she was pregnant. Her stomach was bloated and would become distended after eating. At times, she really did look pregnant! I continually told her she could not be pregnant. She would get her periods on time and she was not having relations with anyone. Long story short, this past September, she asked me to cut her stomach open and take out the baby. I thought for sure she was going to do it herself. I took her to UCLA. They evaluated her and kept her on a 72 hour hold. She was transferred to another hospital in Torrance, Ca. While there, I started doing research on Latuda. I learned that many antipsychotics increase prolactin. No wonder why she felt like she was pregnant! I spoke to the doctor on staff and requested a different drug. She was put on Abilify. She came home and seemed okay until she developed a terrible rash from head to toe. It looked like a really bad case of chicken pox. She went to urgent care and was treated for staph infection. The rash got worse. She went back and was treated for chicken pox. That didn’t help. She went to a dermatologist who tested the skin and gave her a shot of something really strong to take down the inflammation. It turned out to be a drug rash! My daughter stopped all meds. The rash cleared up but left several deep scars. Now she dealing with numerous breakouts that look like acne. I am so sad about the outcome of all this. Deep down, I feel it was the Vyvance that caused all these problems in the first place. But little by little, I am getting my daughter back. Time does heal.

  5. I have been on Latuda approximately a month now. I have noticed a definite increase in acne.. I never used to get pimples on my neck and my face is really broken out

  6. I have been on Latuda approx. 2 weeks and have definitely noticed an increase in acne. Have it on my face chest and back. Also my skin is looking slightly reddened and very oily. My pores are also inlarged. I’m a 36 y/o female.

  7. I had Latuda (20mg) added to my Welbutrin (100mg) and Zoloft (150mg) and then was weened off of the Welbutrin. I’ve noticed a major increase in acne, and they’re the small ones that are between blackheads and whiteheads- they’re not quite one or the other.

  8. I’ve been taking latuda for nearly a month. My skin has been breaking out since the second week. All over my chin, tons of acne, never really had it on my chin before now.

  9. I had been on 20mg of Latuda for about 2 months, and have now increased my dose to 40mg in the past three days. I’ve definitely noticed my skin acne getting worse over the past two days, which is annoying as I’ve recently only got my skin nice again after my last medication messed with it pretty bad. The Latuda is working really well for me otherwise though, so I guess I’ll just have to put up with it!

  10. I have adult acne and have been having difficulty finding something to clear it up. I went on Latuda four months ago starting on 20mg for a mental illness I had just got diagnosed with. There was a positive change in my mood so my doctor kept me on it. After an episode of the flu, the 20mg wasn’t cutting it anymore. So my doctor decided to increase to 40mg. It was during that time I noticed my skin was starting to clear up for the first time possibly ever in 20 years. After being on that dosage for a couple months I had finally turned a corner in my treatment. So my doctor and I decided to decrease the dosage back to 20mg to try and ween me off because my insurance company didn’t cover it and in hopes that the other medication she had put me on aside from Latuda would do the job all together. As soon as I started taking the decreased dose, my face started breaking out big time! I didn’t know what was going on bc I wasn’t doing anything different in my diet except for the decrease in Latuda. Throughout a whole month my mood was back down and I kept experiencing daily breakouts. I went back to the doctor last week and she put me back on 40mg since we could tell I needed the higher dosage for my mental well being. Ever since I started back on the higher dosage, not only do I feel better mentally but I can already notice a huge difference in my skin clearing up. Haven’t had a daily breakout and no large pimples! I truly feel Latuda helped with improving not only my mental health but with the clarity of my skin.

  11. I am a 44 y/o female. I started taking 40mg about 8 weeks ago during that time had increased to 60mg for 2 weeks, noticed some extremely bad side effects and lowed my dose back down to 40mg. Now because of the side effects I am tapering myself off completely. I started getting a lot acne on my face, neck, back, chest, shoulders, and scalp when I’ve been acne free since my early 30’s (caused by another medication). I never had acne as a teenager. I have mood disorders, Bipolar Depressive with OCD, and ADHD to name a few. Latuda has caused me to feel like I’m on overload and at the same time like I have hyperactivity and am on speed. It has caused the OCD to get worse and I have a difficult time sleeping. After I started taking the 60mg the acne exploded, my cheeks and chest are very rosy colored now. I also noticed changes in my body. I started gaining weight faster (about 2 lbs each week), my butt and breast were getting bigger and I was getting stretch mark’s and dimples. I’ve had 4 kids and never had either of those problems before. My breasts were very sore, I was lactating and I didn’t know why (I had a hysterectomy last April 2019). I found out Latuda was putting Prolactin into my system. I did a lot of research regarding this medication prior to my Dr putting me on it. I didn’t see elevated Prolactin levels or anything that I’ve been going through listed as possible side effects. I am going to go back and do more research because without knowing the risks of taking a medication you should never allow yourself to be a test subject and have to go through what I’ve had to endure while taking Latuda. This is not a complete list of my side effects.

  12. After starting Latuda a few months ago at 20mg and then 40mg, I have noticed a major increase in chest, back, and forehead acne. I believe this is the first time I have had acne on my back and it seems to get worse no matter what I try to do for it. I’ve also switched over to a low carb, keto diet but would think that would help, if anything.

  13. I have been eased into Latuda over the past month the and now on 60mg and mentally ha e been feeling amazing! However since I’ve reachEd the 60mg pill I’m noticing little tiny white head pimples around my chin popping up!!! My skin is normally perfect so this is going to be a challenge for me.

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