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Geodon Substitute

Geodon® (ziprasidone hydrochloride) is a medication often prescribed for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Although most people tolerate this medicine well, you may want to consider a Geodon substitute if you develop any side effects during treatment or do not feel that your symptoms are improving.
Medications that can be used as a Geodon substitute include:
As an addition to medication, psychosocial treatments -- including certain forms of psychotherapy (or "talk" therapy) -- are helpful in providing support, education, and guidance to people with bipolar disorder, as well as to their families. Studies have shown that psychosocial interventions can lead to increased mood stability, fewer hospitalizations, and improved functioning in several areas.
(Click Geodon Alternatives to learn more about various other medications that can be used as an alternative to Geodon and to find out which therapies are most beneficial for people with mental illnesses.)
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