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A 25-year-old male asked:

does geodon (ziprasidone) work for add or is one better off taking it?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
GEODON (ziprasidone): Is not used for the treatment of adhd or add. If it has been prescribed with an appropriate indication, than use is fine.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Geodon (ziprasidone): Geodon (ziprasidone) is an atypical antipsychotic. I use ot primarily in the er to get out of control patients to settle down. I have seen it used for people with bipplar disorder. For add not so much. O would check with your doctor.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Will I be hospitalized from geodon (ziprasidone) withdrawals?

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Dr. Siranush Cholakian
Holistic Medicine 34 years experience
Most likely not: Most likely not, but what i would be concerned about is that the condition that is being treated with it needs to be controlled first. Otherwise you may suffer an attack of your condition. Scisophrenia.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Stopped geodon (ziprasidone) when should side effects go away?

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Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Pretty Quickly: If you stopped taking Geodon (ziprasidone) because it was causing side effects, you should see relief within a matter of days, almost always within 1-2 weeks.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Mom got out hospital 30ds ago, w psychi. Req. I admin 200mg of geodon (ziprasidone) n not working. Is the med lost its effect, wht else can I do as dr says wait mor?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
High Geodon (ziprasidone) dose: It depends on what you mean by "geodon not working"? The maximum daily dose of Geodon (ziprasidone) is normally 160 mg, divided into 2 doses/day. You don't say how you're giving this 200mg. Your mom needs to see the prescribing psychiatrist again very soon to review what's going on. If this psychiatrist will not see her, you need a second opinion and a better evaluation of her symptoms, medical condition, etc.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Question for need for taking geodon (ziprasidone)?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Geodon (ziprasidone): Geodon (ziprasidone) has been approved by the fda for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It is also used in an off label manner at low doses for some individuals to augment antidepressant efficacy.
A 41-year-old male asked:

What efects could result from taking to much zeldox?

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Dr. Mohammed Younus
Psychiatry 31 years experience
No free lunch: Zeldox, ziprasidone is a newer antipsychotic to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and psychotic depression. It needs to be taken under the supervision of a psychiatrist/healthcare provider. There are side effects with all medications. Taking too much or overdosing can put you at risk for heart rhythm problems. Dystonia, rigidity, tremors, sleepiness, lethargy, confusion & delerium is possible.

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