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Geodon Weight Change

Geodon® (ziprasidone hydrochloride) is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. In clinical studies where a number of people took Geodon, weight change was reported as a common side effect.
Weight gain (of at least 7 percent of body weight) with Geodon occurs in up to 10 percent of people. While a small amount of weight gain (about one pound) is typical with this medication, some people can gain very large amounts of weight during treatment. This weight gain is thought to increase the risk of diabetes or other health problems. If you are taking Geodon and weight change occurs rapidly or excessively, you should talk to your healthcare provider.
(Click Geodon and Weight Gain for suggestions on helping with any unexplained weight gain and to find out what your healthcare provider may recommend if weight change occurs during treatment with Geodon.)
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