The following are some general considerations for when and how to take Geodon:
- The medication comes in capsule form. It is usually taken by mouth twice daily.
- It should be taken with food, since taking the drug on an empty stomach decreases the absorption of Geodon into your body.
- It should be taken at the same times each day to maintain even levels of the drug in your blood.
- For the drug to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.
The dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- The medical condition being treated
- The severity of your condition
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be currently taking.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Geodon Dosage for more information.)
As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with Geodon. However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well. When side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects include, but are not limited to:
- Twitching, shakiness, or unusual body movements
- Weight gain (see Geodon and Weight Gain).
(Click Geodon Side Effects to learn about specific side effects, including some of the more serious side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider.)
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