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A 25-year-old male asked:

If geodon (ziprasidone) is heavily sedating what could one use to go to sleep when it is not needed anymore? took trazodone and ativan melatonin still not deep slee

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mara Fiorentino
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Insomnia: Insomnia is not easily treated with medications only, but a combination of techniques: routine sleep time and wake up time, diet, exercise, relaxation. Consult doctor for medications in appropriate doses and time of administration would make a difference in sleeping cycle regulation. Also need to rule out sleep apnea and nightmares waking up during the night.
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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Due to side effects: Geodon (ziprasidone) is not an ideal choice of medication for addressing isolated insomnia. Particularly as there are many other options which are considered safer.
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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
First please have a complete physical examination to know if you have an illness. If not, your medication should be managed by a Psychiatrist. If you are not confident in your Doctor please see another for a second opinion. Please see a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in multiple types of psychotherapy to help you and recommend a sleep study.
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Last updated May 30, 2022

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