Geodon Antipsychotic Medicine
Geodon® (ziprasidone hydrochloride) is a prescription medication used for treating certain mental illnesses. Specifically, it is licensed for the treatment of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
As an antipsychotic medicine, Geodon helps to improve the symptoms of schizophrenia. It also helps to prevent schizophrenia relapses (worsening of schizophrenia). The medication is also approved to treat acute episodes of mania or mixed episodes (which involve symptoms of both mania and depression).
On occasion, healthcare providers may recommend Geodon for treating something other than the conditions discussed above. This is called an "off-label" use. Some examples of off-label Geodon uses include:
- Treatment of behavior problems in elderly people with dementia
- Treatment of other behavior problems
- Treatment of Tourette syndrome.
(Click Geodon Uses to learn more about the effects of Geodon antipsychotic medicine and to find out if this medication is approved for use in children.)