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.