What Does Geodon Treat?
Geodon® (ziprasidone hydrochloride) is an "atypical antipsychotic" that is available by prescription only. Some people may wonder, "What does Geodon treat?"
The medication is approved to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Although it is not a cure, Geodon can help improve the symptoms of these conditions. It can also help prevent schizophrenia relapses (worsening of schizophrenia) and treat acute episodes of mania or mixed episodes (which involve symptoms of both mania and depression). It is also approved for bipolar disorder maintenance treatment (for long-term treatment to keep moods stabilized) when used along with lithium or valproate.
Healthcare providers may also occasionally prescribe the medication "off-label" to treat other conditions. Off-label Geodon uses may include the treatment of:
(Click Geodon Uses for more information about what Geodon is used to treat and to learn more about the drug's effects.)