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Ziprasidone causing manic sxs

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Geodon (ziprasidone): Talk to your doctor about mood stabilizers and alternative anti-manic medicationif helsinki was not replaced with another psychotropic med.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Seek med tx: If you are experiencing mania as you are coming off of Geodon, it is imperative that you let your prescribing doctor know right away. These symptoms ... Read More

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Akathisia, not ADD: Geodon (ziprasidone) can cause akathisia, a kind of motor restlessness. In some people, this can be an experience of not being able to sit still. Thi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Berman
A Verified Doctoranswered
15 years experience
They increase mood: Typically, antidepressants cause an increase in mood and energy because a common symptom of depression is fatigue, sleeping too much, feeling tired al... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Bipolar Disorder is: a cyclic disorder with repeated periods of mania, hypomania & depression. An antidepressant can be stimulating to the point that it flips a person... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Not reported: If Geodon (ziprasidone) is used in elderly demented patients there is risk of stroke, but otherwise, at age 25 yrs, this is not seen.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes it is possible as is using any psychiatric medication can possibly cause this
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 46 years experience
Geodon (Ziprasidone): and withdrawal from Geodon (ziprasidone) may cause flu-like symptoms, though rare. Ziprasidone should be taken with food (at least 500 kcal, irrespect... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Switch phenomenon: People who are bipolar can switch rapidly into a manic episode when taking antidepressant. See your psychiatrist. They may want to start you on a mood... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
DO NOT BE SURPRISED: weight gain secondary to increased appetite and or metabolic shifts, not unusual with psychoactive drugs, and many other medicati... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Sometimes: Some types of medication have been known to trigger mania/ hypomania in patients with bipolar disorder or bipolar predisposition. Stimulants and anti... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Yes, sugar and: caffeine can trigger mania, especially in someone prone to it. Eliminating sugar is a good idea for anyone and perhaps especially so for you. Caffei... Read More
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