Geodon Sexual Side Effects
While you are taking Geodon, sexual side effects may potentially occur. Among the sexual problems that can occur during treatment with Geodon are impotence, difficulty achieving orgasm, and ejaculation problems. Let your healthcare provider know if you develop any Geodon sexual side effects. He or she may recommend treatment, or may suggest adjusting your Geodon dosage or trying a different medication for schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.
Geodon® (ziprasidone hydrochloride) is known to cause certain sexual side effects. Geodon sexual side effects may include:
- Impotence (also known as erectile dysfunction or ED)
- Ejaculation problems
- Difficulty achieving orgasm.
Geodon and Impotence
Impotence is a relatively rare side effect of Geodon. Between 1 in every 100 and 1 in every 1,000 men taking Geodon have reported problems with impotence.
Geodon and Ejaculation Problems
Between 1 in every 100 and 1 in every 1,000 men taking Geodon have reported ejaculation problems. These problems might include delayed ejaculation, changes in ejaculate volume, or even a complete lack of ejaculation.
Geodon and Orgasm
In previous clinical studies, between 1 in every 100 and 1 in every 1,000 people taking Geodon reported an inability to achieve orgasm (a problem known medically as "anorgasmia").
It is impossible for your healthcare provider to know whether you will develop any of these Geodon sexual side effects. Also, if a person does develop sexual side effects while taking Geodon, it is challenging to know whether these problems are caused by the condition being treated or by Geodon itself. This is because sexual symptoms are common with a number of the conditions that Geodon is used to treat.
If you develop sexual side effects while taking Geodon, make sure to talk with your healthcare provider. There is treatment that he or she may be able to recommend. Depending on how severe your Geodon sexual side effects are, he or she may also recommend that you adjust your Geodon dosage or try a different schizophrenia or bipolar disorder medication.