There are several alternatives to ziprasidone for the treatment of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Some examples of other atypical antipsychotic medications for schizophrenia or bipolar disorder include:
- Aripiprazole (Abilify®)
- Clozapine (Clozaril®, FazaClo®)
- Olanzapine (Zyprexa®)
- Paliperidone (Invega®)
- Quetiapine (Seroquel®)
- Risperidone (Risperdal®).
Older, "typical" antipsychotics are also approved to treat schizophrenia. Haloperidol (Haldol®) and thioridazine (Mellaril®) are examples of typical antipsychotics.
Mood stabilizer bipolar medications (which are alternatives for treating bipolar disorder) can include:
- Carbamazepine (Carbatrol®, Epitol®, Equetro™, Tegretol®, Tegretol XR®)
- Divalproex sodium (Depakote®, Depakote ER®)
- Lamotrigine (Lamictal®)
- Lithium (Eskalith®, Lithobid®)
- Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal®)
- Topiramate (Topamax®)
- Valproic acid (Depakene®).
Not all of the medications listed here are approved to treat schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. However, they are commonly used "off-label" for the treatment of these conditions.
(Click Geodon Alternatives for more information, including non-medication alternatives.)