Geodon

wildfire2windsong's Geodon History (Stopped)
Geodon (ziprasidone)
80 mg Daily Apr 01 - 15, 2010
160 mg Daily Apr 15 - Jul 14, 2010
Stopped Doctor's advice and Side effects too severe Jul 14, 2010

wildfire2windsong's Geodon is for…

  • Bipolar Disorder

wildfire2windsong's side effects of Geodon…

  • Excessive sleeping (hypersomnia) Apr 28, 2010
  • Anxiety attacks May 20, 2010
  • Depression with anxiety May 25, 2010
  • Daytime sleepiness Apr 1, 2010
  • Exhausted May 3, 2010

Evaluations


Jul 14, 2010

Dosage
160 mg Daily
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Excessive sleeping (hypersomnia), Anxiety attacks, Depression with anxiety, Daytime sleepiness, Exhausted)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips
Watch for anxiety. We believe my severe anxiety was triggered by the Geodon since I was not suffering from it until I began taking it.
Cost
< $25 monthly

May 5, 2010

Dosage
160 mg Daily
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Excessive sleeping (hypersomnia), Daytime sleepiness, Exhausted)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips
Be very, very careful of "hyper-sleep". I was driving to work and had this happen twice while I was driving. Hyper-sleep is characterized by 1-4 minutes of deep sleep that comes on suddenly. While brief, if operating a motor vehicle it can be deadly.
Cost
< $25 monthly

About Geodon (Prescription Drug)

Geodon is a brand name of the drug ziprasidone is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. It is also used to treat episodes of mania or mixed episodes in people with bipolar disorders. It is in a class of medical called atypical antipsychotics.

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