The risks of these drugs are provided so the public can make informed, educated decisions. Geodon is a newer antipsychotic drug. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a black box warning about antipsychotics increasing the risk of death in elderly with dementia. It is also known as Zeldox, Ziprasidone.
Geodon Drug Warnings:
There have been 10 drug regulatory agency warnings from three countries (United States, Canada and South Africa). These include the following (note that some warnings cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of warnings):
3 warnings on Geodon causing death or increased risk of death
3 warnings on Geodon causing weight gain
2 warnings on Geodon causing tremors
2 warnings on Geodon causing withdrawal reactions
2 warnings on Geodon causing abnormal muscle movements
2 warnings on Geodon causing heart problems
1 warnings on Geodon causing birth defects
1 warning on Geodon causing blood disorders
1 warning on Geodon causing stroke
1 warning on Geodon causing mania
Geodon Drug Studies:
There have been 11 studies in two countries (United States and Denmark). These include the following (note that some studies cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of studies):
2 studies on Geodon causing diabetes
2 studies on Geodon causing death or increased risk of death
2 studies on Geodon causing weight gain
1 study on Geodon causing heart problems
1 study on Geodon causing violence
1 study on Geodon causing Neuroleptic Malignant Disorder (a life-threatening neurological disorder)
Adverse Reaction Reports Filed with the US FDA: There have been 6,692 adverse reactions reported to the US FDA in connection with Geodon (ziprasidone).
The FDA estimates that less than 1% of all serious events are ever reported to it, so the actual number of side effects occurring are most certainly higher.
- 381 cases of tardive dyskinesia (involuntary muscle movements)
- 356 cases of somnolence
- 326 cases of tremors
- 312 cases of anxiety
- 308 cases of insomnia
- 296 cases of the drug being ineffective
- 280 cases of dystonia (repetitive muscle contractions)
- 253 cases of weight increased
- 242 cases of feeling abnormal
- 229 cases of agitation
Documented Side Effects of Geodon: Anxiety Heart failure Restlessness
Source: Physicians Desk Reference, National Institutes of Health’s Medline Plus, and/or the drug label.
Fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat
Respiratory tract infection
Unusual movements that you can’t control
This brochure is a simple guide that documents the dangerous and deadly side effects of the drugs prescribed to millions of men, women and children diagnosed with bogus mental disorders.
Please note: No one should attempt to get off of psychiatric drugs without doctor’s supervision. To help find medical practitioners in your area, click here