Home
/
Medications
/
ziprasidone

ziprasidone

Used for Schizophrenia

View ziprasidone savings options available to you including Manufacturer Coupons, Rx Advantage Savings Card, Canadian Prescription Savings or ziprasidone Patient Assistance Program.

Programs are suitable for individuals who want to buy ziprasidone without insurance, with insurance or for those who are underinsured. You can pay as little as $0 per fill.*

Manufactured by various FDA-approved generic manufacturers.

*Applicable to Drug Coupons & Patient Assistance Programs

This content is intended for US audiences only

Drug savings programs

  • Qualified

    Rx Advantage Card

    A hand holding a dark-colored prescription savings card with various ID numbers and the label "Rx Advantage." Text below states the card is not insurance and cannot be used for Medicare or Medicaid.

    Save up to 90%

  • Available

    Canadian Prescription Savings

    N/A
    Manufactured by
    N/A
    Powered by
    Prescription Help Logo
  • Unavailable

    Drug Coupons

    A hand holds a Copay Savings Card that states eligible patients with commercial insurance may pay as little as $0 per tube for Opzelura.
    Unavailable
  • Unavailable

    Patient Assistance Programs

    A picture of a patient assistance application form
    Unavailable
scrollable
Navin Khosla NowPatientGreen tick
Updated on 24 Apr 2024

Learn more about ziprasidone

What dosages is ziprasidone available in?

What dosages is ziprasidone available in?

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

What is ziprasidone used for?

What is ziprasidone used for?

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

How does ziprasidone work?

How does ziprasidone work?

ziprasidone 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 ziprasidone?

How do I take ziprasidone?

ziprasidone 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 ziprasidone?

Is it safe for me to take ziprasidone?

ziprasidone 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.

ziprasidone Common Side Effects

ziprasidone Common Side Effects

Common side effects of ziprasidone include:

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

ziprasidone Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with ziprasidone. 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 ziprasidone

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

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

Who makes ziprasidone?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is ziprasidone safe in pregnancy?

Is ziprasidone safe in pregnancy?

ziprasidone 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 ziprasidone.

pill

What to do if you missed your ziprasidone dose

The FDA's medical product safety reporting program for health professionals, patients and consumers.

Learn more about reporting side effects
dollar sign

Drug Savings Tips

Medical Disclaimer

NowPatient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information on this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

FAQ logo

People Asked

Now Patient Data Security

Data Security

Our Commitment to You.

Find out moreNow Patient Data SecurityNow Patient Data Security

What is NowPatient

Telehealth and Online Pharmacy

NowPatient is a licensed online pharmacy and doctor service that is available around the world. Our service is FREE and packed with valuable features that can benefit your health such as medication reminders, educational blogs, medically approved symptoms checker, UK NHS online pharmacyprivate treatment plansRx Advantage cardhealth conditions information, affordable medications options, genetic testinghome test kitshealth riskspollen meterair quality monitor, weight loss plans, drug savings programs and lots more!

A laptop screen displaying a health dashboard with widgets showing health profile, notifications, personalized health tools, and favorite widgets including body mass index and weight loss tracking.

WHY WE BUILT NOWPATIENT

To improve the lives of everyone by making high-quality care accessible and convenient

We are here to improve lives. Our service gives you access to smart features and resources that can help empower you to take control of your health and improve your health outcomes. All this, in one place, for FREE. We strive to bring a fresh perspective to managing health. NowPatient can be accessed by downloading the App or using your web browser.

Download our app today

A collage showing a map with pharmacies, a questionnaire, medication details, and a person video chatting on a screen.

Can I trust NowPatient

Meet our medical team

We are a passionate group of clinicians and medical writers covering a broad range of specialities with experience operating in health systems in the United Kingdom & United States. Providing excellent care and advice is at the heart of everything we do. You can read more about our medical team by visiting the medical team page or learn more about how we curate content by visiting our editorial process

Your Questions Answered

For your peace of mind, we can answer your questions quickly

We have a comprehensive list of FAQ’s on each feature page. Alternatively, for broader questions around our service just click the button below.
Find your answers