Geodon (Oral)

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alcohol and geodon

I want to know why alcohol cannot be used in moderation with geodon. Also I would like to know if it is safe to combine geodon, klonopin and zoloft as prescribed. Also, are chills and temperatures(drug fever) associated with geodon and klonopin.
by Victoria in USA, 05/18/2007


by Unknown in VIRGIE, KY, 11/21/2006

Withdrawl anguish From geodon

I have extreme anxiety attacks when going down 20mg of geodon. Is there anyway to come off the medication so I do not feel the unbelievable pain of comming down in milligrams? do they use any other medications to stop the effects, as they do for acoho...
by colin knott in florida usa, 03/18/2006

Geodon (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Geodon (Oral)

Geodon (Oral) Medication Classification


Geodon (Oral) Brandname


Geodon (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Ziprasidone (zi-PRAY-si-done) Treats schizophrenia.

When To Not Use Geodon (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to ziprasidone, if you have recently had a heart attack, or if you have heart rhythm problems or uncontrolled heart failure. There are many other medicines, including nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines, that you should not use while you are taking ziprasidone. Make sure your doctor knows about ALL other medicines you are using.

How Should You Use Geodon (Oral)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Your dose may need to be changed several times in order to find out what works best for you. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • It is best to take this medicine with food or milk at the same time every day. Swallow the capsule whole. Do not break, crush, or chew it.
  • Keep using this medicine for the full treatment time, even if you feel better after the first few doses.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Geodon (Oral) Storage

Store Geodon (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Geodon (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Geodon (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using blood pressure medicine, diuretics or "water pills" (such as furosemide, Aldactazide®, Aldactone®, Dyazide®, Lasix®, Moduretic®, Maxzide®), levodopa (Larodopa®), carbamazepine (Carbatrol®, Tegretol®), or ketoconazole (Nizoral®).
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using any medicines that make you sleepy (such as sleeping pills, cold and allergy medicine, narcotic pain relievers, or sedatives).
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.

Geodon (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have heart problems, Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, trouble swallowing, or a history of stroke, breast cancer, low potassium or magnesium levels in your blood, or thoughts of hurting yourself. Tell your doctor if you have ever had Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome caused by other antipsychotic medicines.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
  • This medicine may cause you to become overheated. Tell your doctor if you exercise heavily or will be in high heat or humidity.

Geodon (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Fast, slow, irregular, or pounding heartbeat
  • Fever, sweating, confusion, irregular heartbeat, muscle stiffness
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Seizures
  • Severe diarrhea or vomiting, extreme thirst
  • Skin rash or hives
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Twitching or muscle movements you cannot control
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Problems with balance or walking
  • Sneezing, cough, stuffy nose
  • Weight gain

Geodon (Oral) Ratings

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Geodon (Oral)

Effectiveness: ***

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: *


cuzzy, columbus, ohio - 10/14/2012

There should be a warning that comes with this medicstion do not use it...I've been on it for 2 years and am currently trying to come off of it....It is horrible..Headaches, nasuea, nervousness, insominia, diaherra, its so very addictive, you will need help getting off this medication. I am slowly reducing my dosage, and even though I have a anxiety medication to help me along it is the hardest thing I have ever had to do, all I can do is pray I get through this thing. I will never take this medication again, if I can get off it to begin with.

Geodon (Oral)

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: ***

Overall Satisfaction: *


sandeep singh rawat, india - 03/28/2010

During my stay in hospital took this medication and it worked well. Once released, I was given a prescription for it. I have experience some really bad side effects with 160 mg dose. I have very vivid, bad dreams when I go to sleep. Furthermore, the high dosage is causing me to have delusions. I have gained a great amount away in a short amount of time. I wonder if anyone else is having these problems. I have tried, 80 mg, but it does not help.

Geodon (Oral)

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: ***

Overall Satisfaction: *****


Tony, Oakville, ON - 01/10/2008

I have psychotic features that are mixed with my Bipolar I. So far the only anti-psychotic I have taken is Geodon. For two to three years now I have been on 60 mg, twice a day. Gaining weight is the only problem I have had with it. In the beginning it was not a lot, but all of sudden in 6 months I put on 30 pounds this year. For several months now my weight has seemed to be steady. The other problem was the schedule of doses because it does make me sleepy. However, I have fixed this problem by getting up at 3am and going back to sleep until 7am and then taking my next dose at 3:30pm. Although it has been a miracle drug for me, it really bothers me how much it costs. I have insurance thankfully, however without insurance I would be paying $1,700.00 for a 30 day supply. That is absolutely not affordable and completely ridiculous! This medication helps people feel like a normal human being, people depend on this medication and yet the drug companies make it completely unaffordable. When it comes to this pill, thank God for insurance.