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Medications

Ziprasidone Injection

Geodon

Uses

For agitation.

Instructions

This medicine should be given by a trained health care provider.

Tell your doctor if you have severe or persistent sweating, diarrhea or vomiting. These can increase your risk of a serious side effect.

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.

This medicine may cause higher blood sugar levels or diabetes. Please follow your doctor's instructions and check your blood sugar level regularly while on this medicine.

It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

This medicine is associated with a rare, but serious problem of the liver. Speak to your doctor about the early signs of liver problems and the benefits and risks of using this medicine.

This medicine may cause dizziness or fainting, especially after exercising or in hot weather. Be very careful when standing or sitting up quickly.

Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.

Please check with your doctor before drinking alcohol while on this medicine.

Avoid becoming overheated during exercise or other activities. Try to stay cool in hot weather.

Contact your doctor if you notice a change in the amount or darkening of your urine.

Call the doctor if there are any signs of confusion or unusual changes in behavior.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.

Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

If you have a painful erection or an erection for more than 4 hours, seek medical care right away.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • dizziness
  • drowsiness or sedation
  • headaches
  • reaction at the area of the injection (pain, redness, swelling)
  • lightheadedness
  • nausea
  • reduced sperm count in semen
  • vomiting
  • weight gain

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • breast lump or discharge
  • breast pain or swelling
  • breathing interruption during sleep
  • confusion
  • fainting
  • fever
  • severe or persistent headache
  • fast or irregular heart beats
  • low blood sugar
  • signs of kidney damage (such as bloody or bubbly urine, or changes in urine color or amount)
  • symptoms of liver damage (such as yellowing of skin or eyes, dark urine, unusual tiredness or weakness; severe stomach or back pain)
  • uncontrollable movement of face, tongue, arms or legs
  • muscle aches, spasms or abnormal movements
  • muscle pain
  • tight or rigid muscles
  • muscle weakness
  • restlessness
  • seizures
  • problems with sexual functions or desire
  • shakiness
  • sweating
  • unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness
  • dark urine
  • blurring or changes of vision

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it. Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions. Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English. Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist. © 2021 First Databank, Inc.


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