Geodon (Ziprasidone) from Maple Leaf Medications.
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What is Geodon used for?
Geodon (generic name: ziprasidone hydrochloride) is an oral medication indicated to treat patients with schizophrenia. It is also used as an acute treatment for manic or mixed episodes due to bipolar I disorder, and maintenance treatment for bipolar I disorder together with lithium or valproate. Adults are the only ones who can use this drug.
This is available in Geodon 80 mg, 60 mg, 40 mg, and 20 mg capsule forms.
How does Geodon work?
This atypical antipsychotic, like other antipsychotics, binds to serotonin-2A and dopamine D2 receptors. However, Geodon has a higher 5-HT2A and D2-receptor affinity ratio. It improves modulation of the mood, relieves notable negative symptoms, enhances overall cognitive function, and also helps reduce motor dysfunction.
How to use Geodon
Read the prescription guide or information leaflet that comes with this medicine to get started. Do not take this oral antipsychotic if you have not yet fully understood the drug information and instructions written in the guide. If you have further inquiries regarding this drug or need medical advice, you can ask your doctors or pharmacist.
Take this capsule orally. This is usually prescribed twice daily or as directed by your physician. It is best to take this drug with a meal because taking it on an empty stomach may its absorption. Swallow the capsule whole and drink a glass of water right after. The drug should not be chewed, crushed, or opened.
Remember to take Geodon on a regular basis and exactly as directed. Make a dosing regimen to avoid missing a dose. Do not change your Geodon dosage as it is based on your medical condition, response to therapy, and other drugs you are taking. Also, you should not stop taking this drug abruptly to avoid rebound effects or worsening conditions.
Geodon Side Effects
Common side effects:
- runny nose
- loss of appetite
- upset stomach
Mostly, the side effects brought about by this oral antipsychotic are mild and temporary. If the adverse reactions worsen or do not resolve after a while, you may have to hold the drug and call your doctor or any health care professional. Furthermore, you should report any serious adverse effects, such as:
- muscle spasms
- difficulty swallowing
- vision changes
- sleep apnea
- high blood pressure
- high blood sugar level
- high levels of cholesterol or triglyceride
- increased prolactin
- severe dizziness
- changes in urine output
- signs of liver disease (severe abdominal pain, persistent vomiting, dark urine, yellowish eyes, and skin)
- symptoms of the neuroleptic malignant syndrome (fever, muscle pain/weakness, confusion, severe tiredness, irregular heartbeat)
This is not a full or complete list of the side effects of Geodon.
Precautions when using Geodon
Before starting to take this oral drug, you should fully disclose your full medical history to your physician, including any history of dementia-related psychosis, low white blood cell count, dysphagia, seizures, heart failure or heart attack, diabetes, obesity, and sleep apnea. This is because some conditions may affect how your body will respond to the therapy. Also, you should talk about all prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, supplements, and herbal products you are taking because of possible drug interactions.
Always look out for an allergic reaction while on Geodon. Do not take this atypical antipsychotic if you have a known allergy to ziprasidone or any inactive ingredients it may contain. Signs of hypersensitivity response are skin rashes, swelling of the face and neck, itching or hives, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing. If this occurs, call your medical emergency hotline right away.
This prescription drug may cause QT prolongation, which could lead to a medical emergency. Signs of this are fast or irregular heartbeat, fainting, and severe dizziness. To avoid this abnormal heart rhythm, stay hydrated, avoid diuretics, and watch out for low levels of magnesium and potassium in the blood.
You could be more prone to heat stroke while on this medication because it could make you sweat less. Avoid tasks or activities that could make you overheat, like exercising in hot weather or going on hot tubs. You should also dress lightly, drink a lot of fluids, and limit your time outdoors if the weather is hot.
Among the adverse effects of this medicine are dizziness, drowsiness, and vision changes. Be cautious when doing activities that require alertness and clear vision, such as driving and using machinery. You should also avoid or limit alcohol because consumption of alcohol may aggravate or cause the said side effects.
Pregnant moms must avoid this medication because of the possible harm that it could cause to unborn babies. On the other hand, it is still not known if this drug could pass into breast milk. Use this antipsychotic only if clearly needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Geodon used for depression?
This antipsychotic medication is not indicated for depression.
Can Geodon cause anxiety?
In some rare cases, this medication may cause restlessness or anxiety.
Is Geodon safe for children?
Adults are the only ones who can use this drug.
Does Geodon cause weight gain?
This oral drug is not linked to weight gain.
How much does Geodon medication cost?
We offer a very competitive price on this medication. Check the top of the page for pricing.
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Maple Leaf Medications has provided information from third parties intended to increase awareness and does not contain all the information about Geodon (Ziprasidone). Talk to your doctor or a qualified medical practitioner for medical attention, advice, or if you have any concerns about Geodon (Ziprasidone).