Ziprasidone Side Effects

Side Effects With Ziprasidone to Report

There are a number of side effects with ziprasidone that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Signs of diabetes, such as high blood sugar, increased thirst, frequent urination, and/or extreme hunger (see Geodon and Diabetes)
  • Large or rapid weight gain
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Anxiety
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Dizziness or fainting when going from a sitting or lying-down position to standing
  • Feelings of internal restless or jitteriness
  • Any abnormal muscle movements (these abnormal movements can become permanent if ziprasidone is not stopped quickly)
  • Signs or symptoms of neuroleptic malignant syndrome, which can include:

 

    • A high fever
    • Stiff muscles
    • Confusion
    • Irregular pulse or blood pressure
    • An increased heart rate (tachycardia)
    • Sweating
    • Irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias)

 

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.
     

Less Common Ziprasidone Side Effects

There are other, less common ziprasidone side effects that can occur. These side effects occur in less than 2 percent of people taking the medication. It is difficult to tell whether these side effects are actually caused by ziprasidone or other factors.
 
These less common ziprasidone side effects include but are not limited to:
 
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