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Geodon is a kind of medicinal products called atypical antipsychotics. The Management of Sanitary Surveillance in the United States (FDA) confirmed that elderly patients who takes atypical antipsychotic drugs for the treatment of dementia, has a higher chance of dying than patients who doesn’t take this medication. As a consequence, the Geodon using hasn’t been approved for the dementia treatment.
Ziprasidone is an atypical antipsychotic drug approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, severe agitation associated with schizophrenia, acute manic and mixed bouts of bipolar disorder. Ziprasidone is capable of mitigate the schizophrenic symptoms, such as hallucinations, delusions and disorganized mindset; as some people have observed the development of social isolation and decrease in speech efficiency. When treating bipolar disorders, Ziprasidone may alleviate some maniacal symptoms.
A manic episode or mania when a person experiences more of the following symptoms at the same time: petulant condition, mood swings, very high self-esteem, decreased need for sleep, talkativeness, distractibility and lack of concentration, involvement in activities with a greater risk of bad consequences. Also available are mixed episodes when symptoms of mania and depression occur together, such as agitated depression.
Unless it approved by the FDA for other uses, Ziprasidone can be used individually or with other medications for the treatment of other symptoms, such as excitement or other behavioral problems of older people with memory loss, people with developmental disabilities or children with mental health problems as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder or depression. It can also be used for the palliative treatment of bipolar affective disorders.
A relapse is very common in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: the most predominates as a reason is discontinuance of receiving the drug by the patients. Even if the medication dosage is compiled in accordance with the prescription, a relapse may still be true for some people. Therefore, it’s recommended to take medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor to avoid any recurrence.
A few of the most prevalent side effects induced by the reception of Ziprasidone are uncharacteristic fatigue, nausea, constipation, dizziness, anxiety, diarrhea, rash, cough, runny nose, and abnormal muscle movements, including tremor and involuntary movements.
Also known as: Ziprasidone, Zeldox, Zipsila, Ziprasidone Actavis, Zipsydon, Ziprasidone Hydrochloride