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What is the difference between risperdal and latuda?

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What is the difference between risperdal and latuda?
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Risperidal has less serious side effects than latuda, but risperidal is more sedating. Those are the main differences, they are both antipsychotic drugs
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
he started taking 2 tablets 2mg (risperdal) for 4months, then for one week 1tablet 2mgrisperdal and 1tablet 40mg latuda. Today 2tablets 40mg each 80mg...Can you explain the difference or why?We have and appointment on the 28 of this monthWhat is it that I need to understand or ask by monday
So he is taking both drugs? What is his diagnosis?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
today he will start with only 2tablets Latuda (80mg)
The difference is that latuda has more side effects, but it is less sedating. It was likely changed because risperidal is not working well alone
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