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Learn more about GEODON

What is GEODON?

What is GEODON?

GEODON is the brand name for ziprasidone and is available as an oral capsule.

What dosages is GEODON available in?

What dosages is GEODON available in?

GEODON is available as a 20 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg, and 80 mg oral capsule.

What is GEODON used for?

What is GEODON used for?

GEODON is an atypical antipsychotic and is used to treat bipolar I disorder and schizophrenia.

How does GEODON work?

How does GEODON work?

GEODON is an atypical antipsychotic. It treats schizophrenia and bipolar disorder by changing the levels of dopamine and serotonin in your brain. This can help with your thinking, mood, and behavior.

How do I take GEODON?

How do I take GEODON?

GEODON is typically dosed as 20 mg to 40 mg by mouth twice a day with food. If needed, your provider might raise the dose every few days. The maximum recommended dose is 40 mg to 80 mg twice daily, depending on the condition being treated.

Is it safe for me to take GEODON?

Is it safe for me to take GEODON?

GEODON is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have a known history of QT prolongationl, a recent acute myocardial infarction, uncompensated heart failure, are taking other drugs that have demonstrated QT prolongation, or have a known hypersensitivity to ziprasidone.

GEODON Common Side Effects

GEODON Common Side Effects

Common side effects of GEODON include:

  • Uncontrolled body movements
  • Sleepiness
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Indigestion
  • Restlessness
  • Dizziness
  • Respiratory tract infection
GEODON Serious Side Effects

GEODON Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with GEODON. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Suicidal thoughts and behavior
  • Seizures
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Uncontrolled muscle movements (tardive dyskinesia): sticking out your tongue, puffing out your cheeks, puckering your mouth, lip smacking, chewing, and shaking in your arms and legs
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome: fever, sweating, stiff muscles, confusion, not aware of your surroundings, fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Stroke: numbness or weakness typically on one side of the body, loss of balance, headache, blurred vision, difficulty speaking
  • Dangerously high blood sugar: frequently thirsty, needing to urinate often, tiredness, nausea, vomiting, difficulty breathing, having fruity breath, having dry mouth
  • Serious infections: fever, headache, chills, body aches, cough, weakness
  • Serious skin reactions: fever, body ache, chills, rash, blistering or peeling skin
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on GEODON

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on GEODON

  • GEODON should not be used in combination with other drugs that have demonstrated QT prolongation. The absorption of GEODON is increased up to two-fold in the presence of food. The full prescribing information contains additional drug interactions
Who makes GEODON?

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Is GEODON safe in pregnancy?

Is GEODON safe in pregnancy?

GEODON may cause extrapyramidal and/or withdrawal symptoms in neonates if taken during the third trimester. Talk with your provider if you’re pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant before taking GEODON.


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