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Problems With Geodon

Geodon® (ziprasidone hydrochloride) is a prescription drug commonly used for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in adults. Although most people seem to tolerate this medication well, there are certain problems with Geodon that have been reported during clinical studies.
In these studies, the most common side effects of Geodon included:
  • Drowsiness -- in up to 31 percent of people
  • Headaches -- up to 18 percent
  • Dizziness -- up to 16 percent
  • Nausea -- up to 10 percent
  • Weight gain -- up to 10 percent
  • Constipation -- up to 9 percent
  • Indigestion or heartburn -- up to 8 percent
  • Respiratory tract infections -- up to 8 percent.
While most problems with Geodon are minor and do not require medical attention, some are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately. Notify your healthcare provider if you experience rapid or excessive weight gain, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, or any abnormal muscle movements.
(Click Geodon Side Effects to learn about other potential side effects of Geodon, including other common problems, rare but possible side effects, and serious problems that require immediate medical attention.)
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