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A 28-year-old male asked:

When lowering the geodon (ziprasidone) dosage why does one suffer from rebound neurological symptoms like akathisia? my dr approved me to come off but haveakathisia

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 46 years experience
Akathisia: movement: disorder characterized by feeling of inner restlessness and compelling need to be in constant motion. It may be a side effect or withdrawal effect of medications like Geodon (ziprasidone). Gradual taper of dose over 6-8 weeks may reduce akathisia. If intolerable anticholinergics, antiadrenergic drugs, mianserin, ritanserin, and mirtazapine may help . Check with prescriber. Best regards for relief.
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