LURASIDONE HYDROCHLORIDE - lurasidone hydrochloride tablet, film coated 
Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited

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MEDICATION GUIDE


Lurasidone Hydrochloride
(loo-RAS-i-done Hye-droe-Klor-ide)
Tablets


What is the most important information I should know about lurasidone hydrochloride tablets? Lurasidone hydrochloride tablets may cause serious side effects, including:
• Increased risk of death in elderly people with dementia-related  psychosis. Medicines like lurasidone hydrochloride tablets can  raise the risk of death in elderly people who have lost touch  with reality (psychosis) due to confusion and memory loss  (dementia). Lurasidone hydrochloride tablets are not approved for  the treatment of people with dementia-related psychosis.
• Increased risk of suicidal thoughts or actions in children and  young adults. Antidepressant medicines may increase suicidal  thoughts or actions in some children and young adults within the  first  few months of treatment and when the dose is changed.
           Depression and other serious mental illnesses are the most  important causes of suicidal thoughts and actions. Some people  may have a particularly high risk of having suicidal thoughts or   actions. These include people who have (or have a family history  of) depression, bipolar illness (also called manic-depressive  illness), or a history of suicidal thoughts or actions.

How can I watch for and try to prevent suicidal thoughts and actions in myself or a family member?

o  Pay close attention to any changes, especially sudden changes in mood, behaviors, thoughts, or feelings. This is very important when an antidepressant medicine is started or when the dose is changed.

o  Call the healthcare provider right away to report new or sudden changes in mood, behavior, thoughts, or feelings.

o  Keep all follow-up visits with the healthcare provider as scheduled. Call the healthcare provider between visits as needed, especially if you have concerns about symptoms.

Call a healthcare provider right away if you or your family member has any of the following symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:


 • thoughts about suicide or dying  • attempts to commit suicide
 • new or worse depression • new or worse anxiety
 • feeling very agitated or restless • panic attacks
 • trouble sleeping (insomnia) • new or worse irritability
 • acting aggressive, being angry, or violent • acting on dangerous impulses
 • an extreme increase in activity and talking (mania) • other unusual changes in behavior or mood

What are lurasidone hydrochloride tablets?

Lurasidone hydrochloridetablets are a prescription medicine used:

It is not known if lurasidone hydrochloride tablets are safe and effective in children:

Do not take lurasidone hydrochloride tablets if you are:

Before taking lurasidone hydrochloride tablets, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

o  Tell your healthcare provider if you become pregnant or think you are pregnant during treatment with lurasidone hydrochloride tablets.

o  If you become pregnant during treatment with lurasidone hydrochloride tablets, talk to your healthcare provider about registering with the National Pregnancy Registry for Atypical Antipsychotics. You can register by calling 1-866-961-2388 or go to http://womensmentalhealth.org/clinical-and-researchprograms/pregnancyregistry/.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Lurasidone hydrochloride tablets and other medicines may affect each other causing possible serious side effects. Lurasidone hydrochloride tablets may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how lurasidone hydrochloride tablets works.

Your healthcare provider can tell you if it is safe to take lurasidone hydrochloride tablets with your other medicines. Do not start or stop any other medicines during treatment with lurasidone hydrochloride tablets without talking to your healthcare provider first.
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

How should I take lurasidone hydrochloride tablets?

What should I avoid while taking lurasidone hydrochloride tablets?

  Do not become too hot or dehydrated during treatment with lurasidone hydrochloride tablets.

             o  Do not exercise too much.
             o  In hot weather, stay inside in a cool place if possible.
             o  Stay out of the sun.
             o  Do not wear too much clothing or heavy clothing. 
             o  Drink plenty of water.

What are the possible side effects of lurasidone hydrochloride tablets?
Lurasidone hydrochloride tablets may cause serious side effects, including:

●  See “What is the most important information I should know about lurasidone hydrochloride tablets?”

●  Stroke (cerebrovascular problems) in elderly people with dementia-related psychosis that can lead to death.

●  Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) a serious condition that can lead to death. Call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away if you have some or all of the following signs and symptoms of NMS:

o  high fever
o  stiff muscles 
o  confusiono  increased sweating
o  changes in your breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure 

●  Uncontrolled body movements (tardive dyskinesia).Lurasidone hydrochloride tablets may cause movements that you cannot control in your face, tongue, or other body parts. Tardive dyskinesia may not go away, even if you stop taking lurasidone hydrochloride tablets. Tardive dyskinesia may also start after you stop taking lurasidone hydrochloride tablets.
●  Problems with your metabolism such as:

o  high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and diabetes. Increases in blood sugar can happen in some people who take lurasidone hydrochloride tablets. Extremely high blood sugar can lead to coma or death. If you have diabetes or risk factors for diabetes (such as being overweight or a family history of diabetes), your healthcare provider should check your blood sugar before you start and during treatment with lurasidone hydrochloride tablets.

Call your healthcare provider if you have any of these symptoms of high blood sugar during treatment with lurasidone hydrochloride tablets:

■ feel very thirsty■ need to urinate more than usual 
■ feel very hungry■ feel weak or tired
■ feel sick to your stomach■ feel confused, or your breath smells fruity

o   increased fat levels (cholesterol and triglycerides) in your blood.
o  weight gain. You and your healthcare provider should check your weight regularly during treatment with lurasidone hydrochloride tablets.

• Increased prolactin levels in your blood (hyperprolactinemia). Your healthcare provider may do blood tests to check your prolactin levels during treatment with lurasidone hydrochloride tablets. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any of the following signs and symptoms of hyperprolactinemia:  

Females:
o  absence of your menstrual cycle
o  secretion of breast milk when you are not breastfeeding

Males:
o  problems getting or maintaining an erection (erectile dysfunction)
o  enlargement of breasts (gynecomastia)

• Low white blood cell count. Your healthcare provider may do blood tests during the first few months of treatment with lurasidone hydrochloride tablets.
• Decreased blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension). You may feel lightheaded or faint when you rise too quickly from a sitting or lying position.
• Falls. Lurasidone hydrochloride tablets may make you sleepy or dizzy, may cause a decrease in your blood pressure when changing position (orthostatic hypotension), and can slow your thinking and motor skills which may lead to falls that can cause fractures or other injuries.
• Seizures (convulsions)
• Problems controlling your body temperature so that you feel too warm. See “What should I avoid while taking lurasidone hydrochloride tablets?”
• Mania or hypomania (manic episodes) in people with a history of bipolar disorder. Symptoms may include: 

o greatly increased energyo severe problems sleeping 
o racing thoughts o reckless behavior 
o unusually grand ideaso excessive happiness or irritability
o talking more or faster than usual 

•Difficulty swallowing

The most common side effects of lurasidone hydrochloride tablets include:
Adults with bipolar depression:
      o restlessness and feeling like you need to move around (akathisia)
      o difficulty moving, slow movements, muscle stiffness, or tremor
      o sleepiness or drowsiness
Children 10 to 17 years of age with bipolar depression:
      o nausea
      o weight gain
      o problems sleeping (insomnia)

These are not all of the possible side effects of lurasidone hydrochloride tablets.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store lurasidone hydrochloride tablets?
• Store lurasidone hydrochloride tablets at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).
• Keep lurasidone hydrochloride tablets and all medicines out of the reach of children.

General information about the safe and effective use of lurasidone hydrochloride tablets.

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use lurasidone hydrochloride tablets for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give lurasidone hydrochloride tablets to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about lurasidone hydrochloride tablets that is written for health professionals.

 

What are the ingredients in lurasidone hydrochloride tablets?

Active ingredient: Lurasidone hydrochloride

Inactive ingredients: mannitol, corn starch, croscarmellose sodium, hypromellose and magnesium stearate. The tablets are film-coated with coating material containing hypromellose, titanium dioxide and polyethylene glycol 8000. Additionally, the 80 mg tablet contains iron oxide yellow and FD&C Blue No. 2 Aluminum Lake.

This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


Manufactured by:

Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited

(Formulation Division),

Panelav 389350, Gujarat, India


Revised: 12/2019

Revised: 5/2021
Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited