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A 26-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to take drug that caused cataplexy? geodon (ziprasidone) 50mg gave best sleep of my life but at 75mg gave me full blown cataplexy.. and best sleep! i slept deep solid 8 hours and woke up feeling great!

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Geodon (ziprasidone): If the medicine gave you the best results discuss with your prescribing physician the dose adjustment for optimum response and tolerability.
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Ctaplexy: Cataplexy is specific for narcolepsy. As a sleep medicine doctor i cannot find any medical literature telling that cataplexy is caused by geodon (ziprasidone). Please see your doctor.
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Speak with your MD: This is a question that would be very important to address directly with the doctor that prescribes the geodon (ziprasidone).

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