Daily Archives: July 15, 2013

Latuda Approved by FDA For Some Bipolar Cases

Remember how Latuda was being considered for treating bipolar disorder?

Well it turns out the FDA has approved the use of Latuda for the use for some bipolar cases.

Latuda was originally released in 2010 for the use in patients with schizophrenia but the drug is now approved to be used in bipolar patients with major depressive episodes.

The FDA approves the use of Latuda as a single drug or in conjunction with Lithium or Valproate.

I, for one, am excited about this approval because even though I know a few people with bipolar disorder already taking Latuda, there are very few drugs approved for treating bipolar depression and this approval means it will be an option for many more of us out there.

So hooray! New drugs! I’m always a fan of having as many options out there as possible.

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