Geodon Medication - Uses & Side Effects
Generic Name: Ziprasidone hydrochloride
Geodon is an antipsychotic medication. It works by changing the effects of chemicals in the brain. ZIPRASIDONE (Geodon®) treats the symptoms of schizophrenia. Such symptoms may include hearing or seeing things that others do not, suspiciousness of others, mistaken beliefs, or withdrawal from normal activities, family and friends. This drug may also used to treat some other emotional problems, such as bipolar disorder also known as manic depression.
The usual starting dose is 20 milligrams twice a day. If needed, the dosage may be increased at several-week intervals up to a maximum of 80 milligrams twice a day.
Uses of Geodon
Side Effects of Geodon
If you are taking this medication, then discuss the side effects with your doctor. If you feel any change in intensity, then you should tell your doctor. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe to continue using Geodon. Side effects may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Geodon:
Drug Interaction :-
If you are taking certain drugs with Geodon, then it may decreased, increased or altered the effects of Geodon medicine. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Geodon with the following:
When you are taking Geodon, and you feel that overdose is suspected then contact your doctor immediately. Symptoms of an Geodon overdose may include:-
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