If symptoms of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia cannot be adequately controlled with Geodon -- or if a person experiences bothersome side effects of Geodon -- alternatives to the medication may be considered. Therapy can be an important part of a well-rounded treatment plan for people with either condition. Medication alternatives to Geodon can include other atypical antipsychotics, typical antipsychotics, and mood stabilizers.
Geodon® (ziprasidone hydrochloride) is a prescription medicine that has been licensed to treat the following conditions:
Geodon is part of a group of atypical antipsychotics or second-generation antipsychotics. For most people, Geodon is effective at treating symptoms of these conditions (see Bipolar Disorder Symptoms or Symptoms of Schizophrenia). Most people also tolerate the medication well.
However, as with all medicines, it is possible that side effects may occur during treatment with Geodon. Also, in some situations, the medicine may not adequately control a person's symptoms. Fortunately, there are several alternatives to Geodon for bipolar disorder or schizophrenia treatment, including:
- Other medications.