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Geodon Indications

Geodon® (ziprasidone hydrochloride) is an antipsychotic medication often prescribed for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It can help improve the symptoms of schizophrenia and prevent schizophrenia relapses (worsening of the condition). The medicine is approved to treat acute episodes of mania or mixed episodes (which involve symptoms of both mania and depression). It is also approved for bipolar disorder maintenance treatment (for long-term treatment to keep moods stabilized) when used along with lithium or valproate.
On occasion, your healthcare provider 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 indications 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 Geodon indications and for information on whether this medication is approved for use in children.)
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