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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Geodon (ziprasidone) & Weight: Out of the newer antipsychotic medications avaliable, Geodon (ziprasidone) is considered more weight-neutral than others. Yet, some patients may still gain weight on it. Research studies are investigating this further. Depending on the quality of intrusive thoughts, it may help through antipsychotic or augmenting actions. I see you're also on lexapro, which has known anti-ocd effects as well. ...Read more
Geodon (ziprasidone) side effects: may include: weight gain,nausea, vomiting, v appetite, skin rash,nasal congestion, cough, sore throat, sedation, dizziness, headache, anxious mood or tremor. Seek immediate medical care for allergic reaction or penile erection lasting > 4 hours. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome or tardive dyskinesia would be rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to Doctor: You should be following up regularly with your psychiatrist. S/he will want to know about any side effects you're having, as well as how you're doing with the symptoms for which the Geodon (ziprasidone) was originally prescribed. Hopefully you and your doctor can work on a plan so that you get good benefit, with less side effects. ...Read more
Shouldt be addicting: I actually looked up Geodon's tendency to be addicting. According to the literature this particular question has never been studied in detail. According to the makers of Geodon, (ziprasidone) no study ever said that it was addicting but the makers said that doctors should monitor their patients. You could would know if it is addicting if you constantly crave Geodon, (ziprasidone) and you went out of your way to get it. ...Read more
Advise the: prescribing provider of these side effects. Take care. ...Read more