HOW DOES LATUDA WORK?
A medication that manages bipolar depression symptoms
Scientists have learned a lot about bipolar depression, but its causes are still unknown. LATUDA is part of a class of medicines called atypical antipsychotics. It's not known exactly how LATUDA works. Atypical antipsychotics in general are thought to work by adjusting the levels of certain chemical messengers, called neurotransmitters, in the brain.
LATUDA may affect specific neurotransmitters
Neurotransmitters are chemicals in the brain that allow nerve cells, or neurons, to transmit a signal and communicate with each other. Researchers have identified individual neurotransmitters that may play a role in bipolar disorder.
Could LATUDA be right for you?
In the same way that we don't know exactly how antipsychotics work in bipolar depression, no one, not even your doctor, can tell ahead of time if a particular medicine will work for you. Medications prescribed for bipolar depression work differently from one person to the next. What's more, many medications of this type take time to work.
That's why it's so important to work with your doctor and your healthcare team—with the help of your team of supporters—to find a medication, and a dose, that works for you. Always take your medication exactly as it's prescribed for you by your doctor. Be honest about how you're doing. And don't give up.