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A 50-year-old member asked:

does the side effect of muscle weakness from geodon (ziprasidone) ever go away?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Once the Geodon (ziprasidone) is stopped, the muscle weakness should resolve. If you can't stop the geodon, (ziprasidone) you may find that you adjust- so your musckes don't feel weak anymore.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Yes if that's cause: Generally the main side effects of medication such as Geodon (ziprasidone) on muscles is more commonly disorders of muscle contraction, stiffness and abnormal movements. Weakness is not common and if that seems to be the case a good medical evaluation would be in order especially if stopping the Geodon (ziprasidone) doesn't result in the weakness going away.

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Will a hot bath help with this muscle pain?

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