21 patient evaluations for Ziprasidone

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Jan 21, 2009 (Started May 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (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: restlessness (akathisia), tremor in hands

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 20, 2009 (Started Jun 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (problems concentrating, restlessness (akathisia), difficult to move or walk, unusually low pulse, difficulty thinking, difficulty reading, panic attacks, agitation, 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: problems concentrating, restlessness (akathisia), agitation, tremor in hands, panic attacks, unusually low pulse, difficulty thinking, difficulty reading, walking problems, breathing difficulty, difficult to move or walk

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 19, 2010 (Started Jan 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (whole body ache, 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: whole body ache, overeating causes pain

Feb 7, 2010 (Started Jan 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (whole body ache, 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: whole body ache, overeating causes pain

  • 1 helpful mark

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

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

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

Oct 25, 2009 (Started Oct 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Possible bipolar II)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pre-antidepressant)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for emotional lability)
  • Side effects
    Severe (sleepiness, tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Do not take this one for giggles...It absolutely SUCKS! I just hope it works (emotional lability).
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: tremor in hands, sleepiness

  • 0 helpful marks

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

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: 120 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 8, 2010 (Started Apr 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for impulsivity)
  • 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

  • 0 helpful marks
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