18 patient evaluations for Ziprasidone

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Momma82
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Momma82
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: None
34 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Jan 21, 2009 (Started May 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Internal restlessness (akathisia), Tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 160 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Geodon has really helped me stay stable and I would not change anything about my treatment
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Tremor in hands, Internal restlessness (akathisia)

  • 1 helpful mark
Kyn Kyn
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Kyn Kyn
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Severe
33 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar II

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Jun 20, 2009 (Started Jun 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Difficult to move or walk, Unusually low pulse, Loss of focus, Difficulty thinking, Difficulty reading, Panic attacks, Agitation, Internal restlessness (akathisia), Tremor in hands, Walking problems, Breathing difficulty)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you are taking a beta blocker, or any other drug that lowers pulse, or depresses the nervous system, be VERY careful. Your pulse to drop too low and you could die. My doc told me a man's pulse went down to 39 on this medication, and mine was in the 40's. Also, this medicine is harsh on the heart, it could cause chest pain in susceptible individuals. I was prescibed 40 mg daily, but this was too much for me, so I emptied out some of the medicine, the side effects were not as harsh, but they were still there. Unless you have severe bi-polar or sciziphrenia, it's really not worth the trouble or money.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Agitation, Tremor in hands, Internal restlessness (akathisia), Panic attacks, Unusually low pulse, Difficulty thinking, Loss of focus, Difficulty reading, Walking problems, Breathing difficulty, Difficult to move or walk

  • 1 helpful mark
MichaelSr
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MichaelSr
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: None
66 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Aug 19, 2010 (Started Jan 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Body Aches, Overeating causes pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: With drawals are awful even after tapering off. Chills, sweats, vomiting, and diarreaha.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Body Aches, Overeating causes pain

Feb 7, 2010 (Started Jan 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Body Aches, Overeating causes pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be sure to take with food. Do not overeat while taking this medication because of the potential risk of severe discomfort for a protracted period. My mood is improved and I seem to have avoided manic phases and my libido has been somewhat enhanced. Over all I have felt better about myself and mood has improved.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Body Aches, Overeating causes pain

  • 1 helpful mark
Mazin Z
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Mazin Z
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
45 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
OCD

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May 2, 2006 (Started Apr 02, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Sleepiness, Dizziness, Excess saliva)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Side effects: Excess saliva, Sleepiness, Dizziness

  • 0 helpful marks
ohnono
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ohnono
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Moderate
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Feb 14, 2009 (Started Feb 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 240 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
WaxWane
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WaxWane
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
61 M
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Drug Addiction

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May 28, 2009 (Started May 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Heart palpitations, Vivid dreams)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Dividing dosage and taking twice per day makes heart palpitations more manageable. Dream side effect caused me to re-start dream journal - very desirable.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Vivid dreams, Heart palpitations

  • 0 helpful marks
rudicollis
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rudicollis
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Moderate
28 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Schizophrenia

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Jun 30, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Hallucinations)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sleepiness, Tardive dyskinesia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 320 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

  • 0 helpful marks
gorki-park
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gorki-park
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 2
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Feb 21, 2010 (Started Oct 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
mollymac
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mollymac
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: vb
I have:
MS

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Nov 19, 2009 (Started Nov 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Depression with anxiety)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
gamermom73
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gamermom73
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Severe
43 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: vb
I have:
Bipolar I

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May 8, 2010 (Started Apr 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Impulsive behaviors)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Chronic constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Chronic constipation

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