Geodon (Generic name: Ziprasidone Hydrochloride) is an approved antipsychotic medication for the treatment for symptoms of schizophrenia (mental/mood disorders) and manic or mixed episodes of bipolar disorder (manic depression) in adults and children who are at least 10 years old. Ziprasidone HCl is atypical antipsychotic; it works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain. Geodon tablets should be taken with food twice a day, exactly as doctor prescribed.
Geodon Side Effects:
The most common Geodon side effects are constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, insomnia, nausea, runny nose, stomach upset, tiredness, and vomiting. If you are experiencing any severe side effects such as chest pain, confusion, fainting, fever, fast heartbeat, mood changes, muscle pain, numbness, vision problems, and serious allergic reaction (e.g., difficult breathing; itching; rash; swelling), please inform your doctor immediately.
Do NOT take Geodon if you are allergic to Ziprasidone HCl or any of the ingredients in Geodon medication. Before taking Geodon oral, tell your doctor if you have had any medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, epilepsy or seizures, heart problems (including heart attack, heart failure, long QT syndrome), liver or kidney disease, , low levels of potassium or magnesium, severe dizziness and fainting, and etc. Tell your doctor about all the prescriptions and over-the-counter (OTC) medications you use. They may interact with Geodon drug, especially of: antibiotics, anti-parkinson drugs, antidepressants, diuretic, heart rhythm medicines, and narcotic pain medications. Geodon medicine should not be used in psychotic conditions related to dementia.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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