Generic Name: Ziprasidone
Brand Names: Geodon
Geodon is known as a type of prescription drug which is called a psychotropic. It is also called as an atypical antipsychotic. Geodon can be consumed for the treatment of the symptoms of schizophrenia and severe hyper or mixed bipolar disorder episodes.
Geodon (Ziprasidone) Uses
This drug is used for treating the mental disorders such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia. This drug can help you by decreasing the hallucinations and allows you to think more obviously and clearly about yourself, so that you can feel less tense, and participate in your everyday life more actively.
Ziprasidone is from the drug class called as the atypical antipsychotics and it functions by restoring the balance of some of the chemicals within the human brain.
Geodon (Ziprasidone) Side Effects
Some side effects includes dizziness, drowsiness, weakness, lightheadedness, vomiting, nausea, cough and runny nose. Promptly consult your medic if any of the side effects persist.
In order to reduce the dizziness and lightheadedness risk slowly rise when you are sitting or lying.
Keep in mind that your doctor has recommended this medicine to you as according to him the benefits are more than the side effects.
Immediately tell your doctor if you face any side effects such as problem in swallowing, shaking, muscle spasms, mental changes for example, infection signs, and changes in the vision.
Geodon (Ziprasidone) Precautions
Before you consume the ziprasidone, let your doctor if you are having allergic reaction with thins medicine or with any other medicine similar to this one or if you are having any kind of allergies at all. This medicine might contain inactive components which can produce allergic reactions. Consult your doctor for more information.
Before you use the medicine, let your doctor know the complete medical history especially about the seizures, dementia, difficulty swallowing, and low count of white blood cell, heart disease, obesity and diabetes (which includes family history).
Ziprasidone might have an impact on the heart rhythm called as QT prolongation. The QT prolongation can cause serious very often and it also produces irregular or fast heartbeat which requires the immediate medical attention.
Geodon (Ziprasidone) Interactions
The interaction of this drug migh change the working mechanism of this drug which might upsurge your risk of having side effects. Have a record of all the medicines that you consume which includes both the prescription and nonprescription medicines and herbal products. Do not stop, start, and change the medicine dosage without your doctor’s permission.
Metoclopramide is a drug that can have an interaction with this drug.
Besides ziprasidone there are many other medicines that may impact on the the heart rhythm or QT prolongation. These drugs includes dofetilide, amiodarone, pimozide, moxifloxacin, quinidine, procainamide, tacrolimus, sotalol and more like these.