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Initial U.S. Approval: 2010
LATUDA is a psychotropic agent belonging to the chemical class of benzoisothiazol derivatives.
Lurasidone hydrochloride is a white to off-white powder. It is very slightly soluble in water, practically insoluble or insoluble in 0.1 N HCl, slightly soluble in ethanol, sparingly soluble in methanol, practically insoluble or insoluble in toluene and very slightly soluble in acetone.
LATUDA tablets are intended for oral administration only. Each tablet contains 40 mg, or 80 mg of lurasidone hydrochloride.
Inactive ingredients are mannitol, pregelatinized starch, croscarmellose sodium, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, Opadry® and carnauba wax. Additionally, the 80 mg tablet contains yellow ferric oxide and FD&C Blue No.2 Aluminum Lake.
Mechanism of Action
The mechanism of action of lurasidone, as with other drugs having efficacy in schizophrenia, is unknown. It has been suggested that the efficacy of lurasidone in schizophrenia is mediated through a combination of central dopamine Type 2 (D2) and serotonin Type 2 (5HT2A) receptor antagonism
INDICATIONS AND USAGE
LATUDA is indicated for the treatment of patients with schizophrenia.
The efficacy of LATUDA in schizophrenia was established in four 6-week controlled studies of adult patients with schizophrenia.
The effectiveness of LATUDA for longer-term use, that is, for more than 6 weeks, has not been established in controlled studies. Therefore, the physician who elects to use LATUDA for extended periods should periodically re-evaluate the long-term usefulness of the drug for the individual patient [see Dosage and Administration].
Any known hypersensitivity to LATUDA or any components in the
Coadministration with a strong CYP3A4 inhibitor (e.g., ketoconazole) and inducer (e.g.,rifampin)
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
LATUDA is not recommended to be used in combination with strong CYP3A4 inhibitors, e.g., ketoconazole.
Dose adjustment is recommended for moderate CYP3A4 inhibitors (e.g. diltiazem)
LATUDA is not recommended to be used in combination with strong CYP3A4 inducers, e.g., rifampin.
USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS
-Geriatric Use: No dose adjustments required.
-Pregnancy: Use LATUDA during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk.
-Nursing Mothers: Breast feeding is not recommended.
-Pediatric Use: Safety and effectiveness have not been established.
-Renal Impairment: Dose adjustment is recommended.
-Hepatic Impairment: Dose adjustment is recommended.
|Commonly observed adverse reactions (incidence 5% and at least twice the rate for placebo) included somnolence, akathisia, nausea, parkinsonism and agitation|
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
The recommended starting dose of LATUDA is 40 mg once daily. Initial dose titration is not required. LATUDA has been shown to be effective in a dose range of 40 mg/day to 120 mg/day. In the 6-week controlled trials, there was no suggestion of added benefit with the 120 mg/day dose, but there was a dose-related increase in certain adverse reactions. Therefore, the maximum recommended dose is 80 mg/day.
LATUDA should be taken with food (at least 350 calories).
Dosage in Special Populations
Dosage adjustments are not recommended on the basis of age, gender, and race.
Dose adjustment is recommended in moderate and severe renal impairment patients. The dose in these patients should not exceed 40 mg/day.
Dose adjustment is recommended in moderate and severe hepatic impairment patients. The dose in these patients should not exceed 40 mg/day.
Dosing recommendation for patients taking LATUDA concomitantly with potential CYP3A4 inhibitors: When coadministration of LATUDA with a moderate CYP3A4 inhibitor such as diltiazem is considered, the dose should not exceed 40 mg/day. LATUDA should not be used in combination with a strong CYP3A4 inhibitor (e.g., ketoconazole).
Dosing recommendation for patients taking LATUDA concomitantly with potential CYP3A4 inducers: LATUDA should not be used in combination with a strong CYP3A4 inducer (e.g., rifampin).
DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS
LATUDA tablets are available in the following shape and color (Table 1) with respective one-sided debossing: 40 mg (white to off-white, round, 'L40'), or 80 mg (pale green, oval, 'L80').
Table 1: LATUDA Tablet Presentations Tablet Strength Tablet Color/Shape Tablet Markings
40 mg white to off-white round 'L40'
80 mg pale green oval 'L80'
Package Insert data:
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Marlborough, MA 01752,
For Customer Service, call 1-888-394-7377.
For Medical Information, call 1-800-739-0565.
To report suspected adverse reactions, call 1-877-737-7226.
Revised: October 2010
LATUDA is a registered trademark of Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co. Ltd.
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a U.S. subsidiary of Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co. Ltd.
© 2010 Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.