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A 29-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for the drowsiness side effect of geodon (ziprasidone) goes away?

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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry 17 years experience
About 4-7 days: Geodon or ziprasidone tends to have sedating effects during the beginning of treatment, making someone drowsy. These effects tend to go away after 4-7 days. If they persist, let your doctor know to adjust the timing of the dose or the dose amount.
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