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is there a generic for geodon (ziprasidone) available in the u.s?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Check pharmacy: Ziprasidone is marketed in us by pfizer and used in the treatment of bipolar disorder; schizoaffective disorder; schizophrenia; autism and belongs to the drug class atypical antipsychotics. Any major pharmacy will know about generic equivalents. After checking with my pharmacist he says no, but obviously some of the other doctors seem to have access to such a generic compound.
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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Its a second: Generation antipsychotic. Not available in usa as i can see from pharmacy data.
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Yes, Ziprasidone available in US.
Sep 15, 2013
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali commented
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Ziprasidone, in usa for over a year.
Sep 15, 2013
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Yes: Generic Geodon (ziprasidone) capsules are available since 2012.
Dr. Jared Adams
General Practice 11 years experience
Generic Geodon (ziprasidone): There are at least 5 manufacturers approved to make generic Geodon (ziprasidone hydrochloride) capsules. Ask your pharmacist if they are available. Also, ask your psychiatrist as he may have a reason for prescribing Geodon instead of the generic.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff commented
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Dr. Adams comment is the most cogent of the ones you are receiving. This particular agent has had an apparent increase incidence of side-effects involving lipid metabolism and can be substituted for by several other atypical antipsychotics.
Sep 15, 2013

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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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