Part of a class of drugs known as "atypical antipsychotics," ziprasidone hydrochloride (Geodon®) is a prescription drug approved to treat the following conditions:
Although most people tolerate it well, side effects are possible and may include drowsiness, twitching, and headaches. This medication is not suitable for everyone. To help ensure your safety, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of all your current medications and any other medical conditions you have, including diabetes, epilepsy, or kidney disease. Also tell your healthcare provider if you drink alcohol regularly.
Ziprasidone comes in the form of a capsule and is typically taken twice a day.
(Click Ziprasidone for more information on this drug. This Web page takes an in-depth look at how this product works, lists other potential side effects, and explains the factors that will affect your dose.)