How Does Geodon Work?

Geodon® (ziprasidone hydrochloride) is a medication that is often prescribed for the treatment of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. It comes in capsule form and is available by prescription only. Many people may wonder, "How does Geodon work?"
 
Geodon belongs to a group of medications called atypical (or second-generation) antipsychotic medications. It is not entirely known how it works for the treatment of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. However, it is known that the drug blocks or lessens the effects of several chemicals in the brain. These brain chemicals (such as dopamine and serotonin) may be elevated in people with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression).
 
Although Geodon is not a cure for bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, it can help control symptoms and prevent relapses.
 
(Click Geodon for more information on how Geodon works, to learn more about the effects of the medication, and to find out what side effects may occur during treatment.)
 
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