Brand name: Geodon
Generic name: Ziprasidone hydrochloride
Why is Geodon prescribed?
Geodon is used to treat schizophrenia and the manic episodes of
bipolar disorder. Researchers believe it works by opposing the action of
serotonin and dopamine, two of the brain's major chemical messengers. Because of
its potentially serious side effects,
Geodon is typically prescribed only after other medications have proved inadequate.
Geodon may also be used for purposes
other than those listed in this medication guide.