Ziprasidone Hydrochloride is a benzothiazolylpiperazine derivative and an atypical antipsychotic agent that has an antischizophrenic property. It acts as the main active component in this medicine that functions as an antagonist at the dopamine D2, serotonin 5-HT2A, and 5-HT1D receptors. It acts as an agonist at the 5-HT1A receptor. It works by inhibiting the synaptic reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine. This agent also shows antagonistic activity against histamine H1 and alpha-1-adrenergic receptors.
This mentioned medication is an antipsychotic medication. This drug works by changing the effects of chemicals in the brain. Geodon is indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia and the manic symptoms of bipolar disorder in adults and children older than 10 years old.
Given atypical antipsychotic medication works in the brain to treat schizophrenia. Geodon is also known as a second-generation antipsychotic or atypical antipsychotic that rebalances dopamine and serotonin to improve thinking, mood, and behavior.
This drug is available in various dosages for oral consumption as follows:
- 20 mg: It is to be administered orally twice a day with or without food as advised by the doctor
- 40 mg: This tablet must be consumed twice a day with food as directed by the doctor
- 60 mg: Consume this pill as mentioned the prescription by the doctor
- 80 mg: Administer this drug as advised by the doctor, usually twice a day
Stop consuming this drug and call the doctor right away if you experienced chest pain, severe dizziness, and a fast or pounding heartbeat.
What is Geodon?
Geodon (ziprasidone) is an antipsychotic medication. It works by changing the effects of chemicals in the brain.
What is Geodon used for?
Geodon is used to treat schizophrenia and the manic symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic depression) in adults and children who are at least 10 years old. It is available as an oral (by mouth) treatment as an injection.
How to take Geodon?
If diabetic, check blood sugar levels on a regular basis while taking Geodon. Use Geodon regularly to get the most benefit. Get your prescription refilled before running out of the medicine completely.
How does Geodon work?
The medicine inhibits communication between nerves of the brain. It does this by blocking receptors on the nerves for several neurotransmitters, the chemicals that nerves use to communicate with each other.
Are there any side effects with Geodon?
Geodon medicine causes orthostatic hypotension, a drop in blood pressure upon rising that can cause dizziness or lightheadedness. The risk is about 1 in 200 patients.