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Can geodon (ziprasidone) be used to treat severe insomnia?

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Thanks for asking!

Geodon (ziprasidone) can have many side effects.
There are sleep medication with less severe side effects. Consult your psychiatrist.

In brief: Thanks for asking!

Geodon (ziprasidone) can have many side effects.
There are sleep medication with less severe side effects. Consult your psychiatrist.
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
I agree. It can also be quite stimulating. Not a good choice for a sleep med.
Dr. Michael Summers
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Geodon (ziprasidone) is an antipsychotic.
While sedation may be a side effect, it's not a medication used to treat insomnia. See your psychiatrist, and get your psychiatric issues stable/controlled. If you still have insomnia after that then referral to a sleep specialist may be in order, where a more thorough intake will determine the next best course of action (e.g. Cbt-i, etc).

In brief: No

Geodon (ziprasidone) is an antipsychotic.
While sedation may be a side effect, it's not a medication used to treat insomnia. See your psychiatrist, and get your psychiatric issues stable/controlled. If you still have insomnia after that then referral to a sleep specialist may be in order, where a more thorough intake will determine the next best course of action (e.g. Cbt-i, etc).
Dr. Michael Summers
Dr. Michael Summers
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