Geodon is an atypical antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The drug was first developed by Pfizer in 1997 and was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2001. Geodon is a brand name for ziprasidone hydrochloride, which is an antipsychotic medication that works by affecting the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain.
Geodon is used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia, such as hallucinations, delusions, and disorganized thinking. It is also used to treat symptoms of bipolar disorder, such as mania and depression. Geodon can also be used to treat other mental health conditions, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Tourette’s syndrome, and autism.
The active ingredients in Geodon are ziprasidone hydrochloride, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and sodium starch glycolate. The drug is also available in generic form, and its synonyms include ziprasidone, ziprasidone mesylate, and ziprasidone monohydrate.
Geodon is usually taken twice daily, with or without food. It is important to take the medication as prescribed by your doctor and not to stop taking it abruptly. Common side effects of Geodon include nausea, headache, insomnia, and restlessness.
Geodon is a useful medication for treating symptoms of mental health conditions. It is important to discuss all of the possible side effects with your doctor before taking this medication and to take it as directed.