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ziprasidone causing manic sxs

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Geodon (ziprasidone): Talk to your doctor about mood stabilizers and alternative anti-manic medicationif helsinki was not replaced with another psychotropic med.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Mania: Complex but theoretically excess Dopamine in brain.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
Bipolar: A person may fulfill the diagnostic criteria for bipolar d/o and have never been depressed. That is why the term: manic-depression is confusing. It ma ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
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
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Dr. Jason Berman
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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
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
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.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
45 years experience Child Psychiatry
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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
36 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
28 years experience Psychiatry
No. It was there: Or not, schizophrenia or psychosis are precisely what was being treated with geodon, (ziprasidone) in most cases. It is like believing that "withdrawa ... Read More
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