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I take Adderall 10mg i'm doing good on it except i can't sleep geodon (ziprasidone) 60mg isn't working anymore what's a good sleep medicine that will work quickly?

Depends : From your information it looks as if you been diagnosed with more than just adhd and that the insomnia preceded the use of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). In general that low dose taken in the am does not usually cause sleep issues in an adult although it might aggravate existing issues. It is also contraindicated to be taking the additional meds you have listed at the same time. Need visit with provider. ...Read more

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Why can't one drink alcohol with Geodon (ziprasidone)? With Lithium?

Why can't one drink alcohol with Geodon (ziprasidone)? With Lithium?

Alcohol with meds: Combining alcohol with Geodon (ziprasidone) can cause drowsiness and dizziness. Combining alcohol with lithium can lead to lithium toxicity due to dehydration. Symptoms of lithium toxicity include: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, and tremors or muscle twitches. See: http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/Medicine/medicine.htm Always check with your doctor before combining alcohol with medication. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What happens if I mix alcohol with geodon and invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate)?

What happens if I mix alcohol with geodon and invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate)?

Adverse effects: You should not mix alcohol (as a general rule) with any medications. Discuss with your Doctor if you drink alcohol often and are taking theses meds with them. ...Read more

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Take geodon (ziprasidone) at night, wellbutrin, propanolol in the morning. Cansmoking pot or drinking alcohol harm me? I can't seem to find info on drug interactions

Take geodon (ziprasidone) at night, wellbutrin, propanolol in the morning. Cansmoking pot or drinking alcohol harm me? I can't seem to find info on drug interactions

Yes, can harm you: Yes, adding pot and alcohol to geodon, (ziprasidone) wellbutrin, and propanolol can harm you. The result can be a lot of sedation -- not to mention destabilizing mood and potentially driving psychosis. Discuss this with your own physician. Check it out with your pharmacist also. ...Read more

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Is geodon (ziprasidone) weight neutral?

Is geodon (ziprasidone) weight neutral?

Likely: Geodon or ziprasidone tends to be the most weight neutral of all atypical antipsychotics, but the effect may vary from person to person, esp children tend to gain more weight than adults on atypicals. ...Read more

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Question for need for taking geodon (ziprasidone)?

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. ...Read more

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Could i eat grapefruit while taking geodon (ziprasidone)?

Try to avoid it: You should try to avoid grapes or grapefruit while on Geodon (ziprasidone). When the drug is swallowed, some of it is broken down to inactive form by enzymes. Grape juice can interfere with the action of those enzymes so more of the drug can be absorbed, This can lead to some heart problems while on Geodon (ziprasidone). ...Read more

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Is lithium oratate safe to take with geodon (ziprasidone)??

Is lithium oratate  safe to take with geodon (ziprasidone)??

Should be ok, but..: Since prescription lithium carbonate is safe to take with Geodon (ziprasidone), (ziprasidone) I don't see why lithium orotate would be a problem to take with Geodon (ziprasidone) as well. Just be careful as lithium orotate is not approved by the FDA for the treatment of any medical condition and one study suggested it might actually hurt the kidneys. ...Read more