A 32-year-old male asked:
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antipsychotic use and trouble standing related. from geodon (ziprasidone). is there a nervous system disorder? sx-joint creaking, can't bear weight when compressed

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Geodon (ziprasidone): In some people, Geodon (ziprasidone) can cause orthostatic hypotension -- when your blood pressure drops when you stand up. You woudl be dizzy and maybe uncoordinated when you try to move. It is a dose-related side effect of the medicine which you need to report to your doctor. Dose may need adjusting. I haven't heard of Geodon (ziprasidone) causing joint creaking, though.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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