Ziprasidone

 

General English name: ziprasidone

Brand: Geodon

Application: Schizophrenia and similar problems

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of ziprasidone

Ziprasidone Drug Information

The correct amount and method of taking ziprasidone

Contraindications Ziprasidone

Ziprasidone during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of ziprasidone on driving

Drug interaction with ziprasidone

Warning about taking ziprasidone

Side effects of taking ziprasidone

Side effects of ziprasidone overdose (ziprasidone poisoning)

Storage conditions of ziprasidone

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of ziprasidone

Capsules, injection vials

 

Ziprasidone Drug Information

Schizophrenia is a psychological problem that disrupts ideas and beliefs. People with schizophrenia also experience hallucinations. Ziprasidone is used to relieve the symptoms of schizophrenia and other mental health problems (symptoms such as hearing, seeing, hallucinations, misconceptions, and suspicious unexpected feelings). Although the exact cause of schizophrenia is not known, it is thought to be associated with an imbalance of certain chemicals (neurotransmitters) in the brain. Ziprasidone balances the chemicals in the brain. Injectable ziprasidone rapidly reduces anxiety and worry.

 

The correct amount and method of taking ziprasidone

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get information about the drug and its possible side effects.

The dose and amount of ziprasidone varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your psychiatrist has told you. Your doctor will usually start treatment with a low dose and then increase the dose depending on your condition.

The ziprasidone injection is given to you by your doctor or nurse. The drug is injected into a muscle. Ziprasidone injection is due to sharia control of bad mood and anxiety.

Swallow the ziprasidone capsule with some water.

If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications Ziprasidone

Note the expiration date of ziprasidone and do not take it if your medicine has expired.

Never give ziprasidone to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with ziprasidone, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Ziprasidone during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor. Taking ziprasidone during pregnancy can be dangerous for the fetus.

 

The effect of ziprasidone on driving

Ziprasidone causes dizziness and drowsiness and affects your ability to drive. When using this medicine, it is better to make sure you are conscious before driving and working with machines.

 

Drug interaction with ziprasidone

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Ziprasidone may interact with some medications, including metoclopramide and saconavir.

Many drugs in addition to ziprasidone may affect heart rate (QT prolongation), including amiodarone, dofetilide, quinidine, procainamide, sotalol, and some antipsychotic drugs (such as pimozide, thioridazine).

The specific medications listed below can increase the risk of side effects from ziprasidone (such as slow breathing, severe drowsiness, and dizziness) if you take medications such as alcohol, marijuana, sleeping pills, or anti-anxiety medications (such as diazepam). Use diazepam, zolpidem, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), muscle relaxants, and painkillers (such as codeine and hydrocodone). Inform yourself.

Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergies or cough and cold medicines) because some of them are made up of substances that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist how to use them so that you can use them safely.

 

 Warning about taking ziprasidone

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking ziprasidone:

  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • If you have cardiovascular disease.
  • If you have trouble swallowing.
  • If you have any of the following problems: diabetes, dementia, epilepsy or seizures
  • If you have ever had sleep apnea.
  • If your white blood cell count is low.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of taking ziprasidone

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

feeling sleepy

Vertigo

Weakness

nausea

Vomit

runny nose

Cough

Trembling and restlessness

muscle spasm

Vision changes

Change of mental state

Weight Gain

Increased sugar and triglycerides

Abnormal movement of body muscles (muscles of tongue, mouth, face and legs)

Nausea, fatigue, severe dizziness, excessive sweating, symptoms of liver problems (darkening of the urethra, severe vomiting and nausea), severe weakness: If you have such side effects, see a doctor immediately.

Skin rash and allergic symptoms: If you have such serious side effects, see a doctor immediately.

Important Note: If you experience symptoms such as muscle stiffness, high fever, dizziness, rapid heartbeat and sweating, you should contact your doctor. These symptoms can be a sign of a rare condition known as neuroleptic malignant syndrome.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of ziprasidone.

 

Side effects of ziprasidone overdose (ziprasidone poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of ziprasidone

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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