LURAKEM 40MG contain Lurasidone which belongs to a group of medicine called antipsychotics. It is used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia in adults (aged 18 years and over) and adolescents aged 13-17 years. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder with distortions in thinking, perception and emotions that includes hallucinations (hearing voices or seeing things that are not there) and delusions (fixed, false beliefs). This medicine helps in improving these symptoms of schizophrenia. It works by blocking receptors for neurotransmitters, dopamine and serotonin. By blocking their receptors, this medicine helps to normalise the activity of the brain, reducing the symptoms of schizophrenia.
Always take LURAKEM 40MG exactly as your doctor has told you. This medicine must be taken with or without food. Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, liver problems. Do not drive or operate any machine while taking this medicine since it may cause sleepiness, dizziness, and vision problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. The most common side effects are restlessness, sleepiness, parkinsonism, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, dry mouth or excess saliva, abdominal pain, insomnia, agitation, anxiety, weight gain. This medicine strictly not recommended for use in children below 13 years of age.