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Switching Atypical Antipsychotics - Geodon to Abilify

I have been taking Geodon for a few years now, 20 mg twice daily. Lately I seem to get very anxious after about six hours and need to take three pills daily. My insurance will only send me enough for two pills daily. I know that the half life is very short for Geodon. I am thinking about having my psychiatrist switch me to Abilify which has a long half life. My concern is how difficult it will be to make the switch. Will I still get withdrawal symptoms from Geodon even after my body gets used to Abilify? I would like any input from anyone who has made the switch. ## Hello Terry, Unfortunately because the active ingredients are different it is likely you will experience the withdrawal symptoms to some degree. It is difficult to say to which extend you will be experiencing the symptoms as...

can the following meds cause a false positive for methamphetamine

I take the following meds. Can any of these cause me to have a false positive result for methamphetamine? Geodon 80 mg 2 x daily, sertaline 200 mgs, prazosin 1 mg 1x daily, xanex 1 mg 4x daily, ampheta/dextro 20 mg tab 3 x daily, OTC zantac 150 mg 2 x daily, and naproxen 220 mg 1x 3 daily. ## I go to the methadone clinic, I been clean for 10 years. I took a urine screen and came up positive I've for amphetamines and opiates. I lost my take homes. Only medicine I took is zantac, prozac, avail, bactrim... What could do this? I'm so sad and angry. They want to me to pay 50$ so the company can check it again. ## Unfortunately, I was at one time a heavy methamphetamine addict and a junkie. There are many medications and foods that will cause a positive read for methamphetamine. Some ...

Geodon Reviews

I have a bi-polar condition and was on seroquel for about 10 years with success. It started giving out this past summer & now my doctor put me on 80mg of geodon, 4 lithobid. I feel I am (in-between) bouncing off walls and my vision is screwed up. I don't think I can live this way. Any suggestions? ## I am also bipolar, was on seroquel for 3yrs. I just got switched to geodon myself about 3 weeks ago at 80mg a day. I feel the same bouncing around everywhere. Sounds like we need all the first hand understanding we can get. ## I was taking Seroquel also and my Dr. switched me to Geodon because she is trying to help me with my weight problem since being on all of these meds. and getting clean $ sober. I put on 80 lbs. that's depressing to think about with or without a chemical em...


antianxiety? My family phys. prescribed this to take w/ my prozac weekly. I do not have any of the disorders that it says it's to treat. Is this a ggod idea? ## there is no bad interaction between the two that I know of But I had a very bad experence on geodon, if you get shakey and your blood preshuer raises tell your doc. right away!!!!! ## My doctor believes that Geodan can help treat bipolar disorder and axiety or panic attatacks. Getting off Risperdal. My dog died recently and I was better able to deal with the loss while on Geodon. ## Geodon is absolutely worthless for anxiety or panic disorder. Great for Bi-polar issues. Get a new doc if your prescribed this for anxiety ## This medication contains the active ingredient Ziprasidone, it is an antipsychotic and can be used to tr...


BLUE AND WHITE CAPSULE ## what is this used for. What it is in it ## Pfizer lists this capsule as being a 20mg Geodon tablet, which contains the active ingredient Ziprasidone. It is used to treat various types of mental health disorders. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood changes, somnolence, and weight changes. The inactive ingredient list for this one is very short and my include: lactose, magnesium stearate, though it may vary depending on the manufacturing facility. The original post is a bit old, I think, so that is all the information I have been able to find on it. Pfizer might have stopped producing it, or changed the imprint codes. Is there anything else I can help with?

side effects on children

Has treatment for Autism been considered in using Geodon? ## Do you mean using Geodon to treat it, or are you wondering if it may contribute to autism? I'm sorry, but I would like to be sure, in order to properly answer your question. The FDA does warn that Geodon may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, sedation, headache, somnolence, mood changes, and weight changes. Can you please post back and clarify?

Geodon and urine testing

I haven't been taking my Geodon and Doxepin for months. I was given a urine test by my psych. I'm on Klonopin too. Do You think they test for all the benzodiazepines and psychiatric meds too, or just Benzo's? Please help... My husband will kill me. I just feel better without those drugs. I'm on 2 different milligrams of Lamictal, Doxepin (not taking), Geodon and Klonopin. I need to be ready for my next appointment, in case she busts me.... Geodon is a weight-gainer, causing me to feel sleepy, sluggish, not bathing, just existing... ## Please reply soon~ my appt. is Jan 18 2018~ I'm worried I will be busted.... I HATE GEODON IT MADE ME FAT and like a zombie and sleep and not bathe~ A serious side affect... I'm Bipolar and Schizophrenic~ I do so much better without...


my doctor started me on geodon about a month ago. it doesn't seem to be completely agreeing with me. i feel sedated and have blurry vision. 80mg. ## my doctor started me just 5 days ago. i take it with lamictal. Well I am just now reading about it and so far not too happy. About three hours after taking it i have to go to sleep. No choice. Today I can't shake it. Slept 31/2 hrs and still tired, after 10 hrs last night. Is this the geodon or do i have something seriously wrong? I am bipolar ## I'm sorry, my last reply was all about my problem. Since then have spoke to my doctor. He said to play around with the dose (without going over 80) like take 40 in am and 40 pm, etc. or different combonation. As long as it calms me and gives me more energy. So, maybe you could ask your ...


Hi everyone, Im hoping to get some insite to who ever is able to give it. I started on Geodon in Septmeber on 2016 and I started that to help with OCD and moodiness. I am 27 years old and I am in pretty good health excpet for the issues I deal with on a daily basis. In November, exactly on Thanksgiving Day I started getting very fatiged. To the point where I couldnt keep my eyes open. I just wanted to lay down. My eyes felt like lead. I then started with loose stool..(sorry, TMI) and then a few weeks later it just got progresivly worse. I started to notice my hands and feet would get extrmely sweating. Almost to the point where my socks were a bit damp. I also started with chills. My lips would qiver like I was cold but I felt totally fine as far as temp. This has been ongoing since Tha...

question about geodon

is Geodon like speed if u are not sycotic or bipolar ## Hello, Unfortunately I'm not sure how this medication will effect you, no matter what you are taking it for- since everyone reacts to medication differently. I personally do not recommend taking any prescription medication, no matter the effect- unless it was prescribed to you for a specific medical reason by a medical doctor. If you have been prescribed this medication and would like more information, I'll be glad to help! You can learn more about this drug on the page for Geodon Details

pfizer 397

small blue capsule ## trying to identify a little blue capsule with pfizer 397 on it ## The capsule with Pfizer 397 is reportedly Geodon 40 mg [1]. This drug is most commonly used to treat schizophrenia. [1]

blue oval capsule pfizer397

blue capsule pill with the letters pfizer 397 ## GPI A5 BLUE HARD OVAL TABLET ## The blue capsule with PFIZER 397 is Geodon 40 mg. (check Pfizer's site if you want to verify this). Carol, I have only seen what you have described (GPI A5) in white, not blue. The white version is supposed to be Acetaminophen 500 mg from Amneal pharmaceuticals. [1] Hope this helps! [1] Amneal's catalog:

blue capsule with pfizer 397 on it

it is a little blue capsule with pfizer 397 on it. Is this Oxycodone? ## It is actually Geodon (Ziprasidone) 40 mg, which is used to treat schizophrenia. To learn more click on the link below... Do you have any more questions or information to add? Please post back if you do. ## " GEODON Capsules are differentiated by capsule color/size and are imprinted in black ink with “Pfizer†and a unique number. GEODON Capsules are supplied for oral administration in 20 mg (blue/white), 40 mg (blue/blue), 60 mg (white/white), and 80 mg (blue/white) capsules. They are supplied in the following strengths and package configurations: ... 40 mg 397 " [1] [1]


white capsule with the number 398 ## This is a 60mg Geodon capsule, which contains the active ingredient Ziprasidone, an antipsychotic that is also used to treat other mental health conditions. Common side effects may include: nausea, anxiety, constipation and sedation. Read more: Are there any questions or comments?

side effects

what are the side effects my 11 year old just got put on this today and i just wanted to know about this medication. ## when i was put on geodon i felt as if i were crawling out of my skin, restless, irritable and i couldnt get comfortable when sitting or laying down. i had miniature panic attacks. ## Here's the full monograph listing: Geodon Info Click Here ## stop putting your kids on drugs until you have done the research!! What is wrong with you people? Do your homework. You can't trust doctors. They work for the pharmaceutical industry. Don't drug your kids. ## My wife was given Geodon to help her sleep while undergoing therapy in a nursing facility. I found out by research that it would speed up the heart and could possibly cause heart attack( she is 74). The doctor di...


BLUE AND WHITE CAPSULE ## Based on the description provided, I found your pill to be Geodon (20 mg), which is approved for the treatment of schizophrenia. You can view a detailed description of the drug, by clicking on the link below... If you have any more questions or concerns, please post back and I will be happy to help you.

Pfizer 396 blue and white oblong capsule

Blue and white oblong capsule, Pfizer 396 imprinted on both sides ## Based on the description provided, I found your pill to be Geodon (20 mg). You can view a detailed description of the drug, by clicking on the link below... If you have any more questions or concerns, please post back and I will be happy to help you.

side effects for pfizer 399

a capsule that is white and blue and has pfizer 399 printed on it ## Located a match it's Geodon 80 mg, which is approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, and the intramuscular injection form of ziprasidone is approved for acute agitation in schizophrenic patients. Ziprasidone has also received approval for acute treatment of mania and mixed states associated with bipolar disorder. Ziprasidone received a black box warning due to increased mortality in elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis. It also slightly increases the QTc interval in some patients and increases the risk of a potentially lethal type of heart arrythmia known as torsades de pointes. To learn more side effects click on the link below... Do you have any more questions or information to add? Please post ba...

pfizer blue and white pill

it's a blue and white capsule with pfizer399 on both sides, i'm trying to find out what it is ## Geodon 80 mg? ## Yes, this is a generic for Geodon, it contains Ziprasadone 80mgs. This is a very potent antipsychotic medication. Some of the most common side effects include: sedation, insomnia and risk of diabetes.

geodon help~

I have been bipolar 30 yrs, i am 44. Many medications, didn't seem to be working so started using crystal meth. Been clean for three years but in depressive episode 3 years can't shake it. cant work. dr. gave me geodon 5 days ago to try along with my lamictal. about three hrs after taking it, i have to go to sleep. help! sleep is depressing. Someone posted something about feeling like they were on speed with geodon, i would rather feel like you do then so down it is hard to leave the house! any suggestions? thanx ## I am 25 and don't know exactly how long I have been bipolar, but was diagnosed 2 yrs. ago. My dr. put me on geodon along w/my lamictal, zoloft and xanax b/c I haven't been sleeping well. I hope it works, b/c just by reading some of the comments from others......


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