Prescription Drug Geodon
If you have schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, your healthcare provider may recommend the prescription drug Geodon® (ziprasidone hydrochloride). The medication is an atypical antipsychotic that blocks or lessens the effects of certain chemicals in the brain that may be elevated in people with mental illnesses.
Geodon comes in capsule form and is typically taken twice a day. It should be taken with food, since taking the drug on an empty stomach decreases the absorption of Geodon into your body. The medication is available in four different strengths, ranging from 20 mg to 80 mg.
Although most people tolerate Geodon well, as with any medication, side effects are possible. Some of the most common side effects that have been reported in people taking Geodon during clinical studies include drowsiness, weight gain, headaches, and dizziness.
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