Geodon Warnings and Precautions
Some warnings and precautions with Geodon to be aware of include the safety of taking Geodon while pregnant, the risk of a life-threatening irregular heart rhythm called QT prolongation in some people who take this drug, and people who shouldn't take it at all (such as those who are allergic to Geodon or any of its components). Among the conditions you should tell your healthcare provider about before you take Geodon are diabetes, seizures, and epilepsy. Be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about any other Geodon warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Geodon® (ziprasidone hydrochloride) if you have:
- Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia
- Low blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension)
- A certain arrhythmia called long QT syndrome
- Heart disease, congestive heart failure (CHF), or other heart problems
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Drink alcohol.
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.