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A 28-year-old male asked:

My dr is allowing me to stop geodon (ziprasidone). he just said i can stop but there must be a taper. the dose is 80 mg and next is 60 mg. is there a slower method?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Discuss: It's always best to come to a consensus w/ your Dr. Switch if you can't. Trust will greatly improve your results. You are right to consider a slow taper and there are doses down to 20mg (maybe less) and half dose taper each 2-3 wks is slow. Did you understand why you were taking it? That's all very important to know. Try to talk about it - best wishes!
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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Geodon (ziprasidone) effects: Geodon (ziprasidone) is used to treat Schizophrenia and the manic symptoms of Bipolar disorder. Thank you for informing about Difficulty in breathing. Side effect of Geodon (ziprasidone) can be Respiratory tract infection. Discuss with Psychiatrist • Diagnosis of Schizophrenia or Bipolar disorder • Severity of symptoms now needing Geodon (ziprasidone) • Decreasing dose in view of benefits, side effects • Monitoring • Therapy for stress
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Last updated May 31, 2016


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