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Geodon Safety

Healthcare providers often prescribe Geodon® (ziprasidone hydrochloride) for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
There is a lot of Geodon safety information that you should be aware of before starting this medication. It is important to talk to your healthcare provider before using this drug if you have liver or kidney disease, diabetes, low blood pressure, or any other existing medical conditions. You should also tell him or her about all other medications you are taking, to help minimize the risk of drug interactions.
Geodon could cause a number of side effects, including constipation, vision problems, weight gain, and muscle pain. In most cases, these side effects are mild and either do not require medical attention or can be treated easily. Other problems with Geodon are more serious; the medicine could cause high blood sugar, a life-threatening condition called neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and a dangerous irregular heart rhythm called QT prolongation.
(Click Geodon Side Effects and Geodon Warnings and Precautions for more Geodon safety information, including a more complete list of potential side effects of the drug.)
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