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Geodon Capsules is indicated for the treatment of certain mental/mood disorders:
- Bipolar disorder
It is also known as manic-depressive illness. It is a brain disorder that caused an unusual shift of mood, activity levels, or energy.
It is characterized by a strange speech and abnormal behavior. It also lessens the ability to understand reality. Other symptoms may include hearing voices that do not exist and false beliefs.
This medication can decrease hallucinations. It may also help you think more clearly and positively about yourself. It will help you feel less agitated and take a more active part in everyday life.
How do Geodon Capsules work?
Geodon Capsules prevents communication between the nerves of the brain. It is by blocking receptors on the nerves for some neurotransmitters. It is the chemicals that nerves use to communicate with each other. It is thought that the beneficial effect of this drug is due to its blocking of serotonin and dopamine receptors. It also inhibits the re-uptake of serotonin and norepinephrine. It is by the nerves in the brain like some anti-depressant drugs.
Why use Geodon Capsules?
Geodon Capsules contains an active ingredient of Ziprasidone. It belongs to the class of drugs called atypical antipsychotics. It comes as a capsule for oral use. Each capsule is available in 20 mg, 40 mg, and 60 mg strengths. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved this medication.
How to use Geodon Capsules?
Geodon Capsules is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. It is usually taken twice a day. Take each dose with food. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response.
Take it at the same time each day. Do not take it more often than the prescription. It is important to take it exactly as it is prescribed.
What are the side-effects of Geodon Capsules?
- Feeling unusually tired or sleepy
- Upset stomach
- Loss of appetite
- Skin rash
- Weight gain
- Increased cough or runny nose
Warnings and Precautions
- Before taking his drug, tell your doctor if you have any medical history, current medications, or allergies.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding women, consult your doctor first before taking this drug.
- Do not share this with others without letting them consult a doctor first.
- Call for medical help right away if there are any signs of an allergic reaction or overdose.
- Keep this at room temperature.