Geodon® (ziprasidone hydrochloride) is an antipsychotic drug prescribed to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It comes in capsule form and is usually taken by mouth twice daily. Though not a cure for bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, Geodon can control the symptoms of these conditions by affecting certain brain chemicals known as serotonin and dopamine.
Dizziness, headaches, and drowsiness are some of the most commonly reported side effects of Geodon. As with most medications for mental illnesses, it is possible to experience withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking Geodon too abruptly. To reduce the risk of withdrawal, your healthcare provider may need to wean you off the drug slowly.
(For more details on this medication, click Geodon. This article offers more details on the uses and effects of Geodon, safety warnings, and what to expect during treatment.)