Geodon Side Effects

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.

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Geodon Drug Warnings:

There have been 13 drug regulatory agency warnings from three countries (Canada, South Africa and United States) on Geodon (or ziprasidone). 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):

4 warnings on Geodon causing cardiovascular disorders
3 warnings on Geodon causing allergic reactions
3 warnings on Geodon causing skin conditions
3 warnings on Geodon causing death or increased risk of death
2 warnings on Geodon causing blood pressure changes or high or low blood pressure
2 warnings on Geodon causing newborn complications (including infant withdrawal symptoms)
2 warnings on Geodon causing blood disorders
2 warnings on Geodon causing weight gain
2 warnings on Geodon causing metabolic disorders
1 warning on Geodon causing nervous system disorders
1 warning on Geodon causing muscle problems
1 warning on Geodon causing risk of fractures
1 warning on Geodon causing swelling
1 warning on Geodon causing heart problems
1 warning on Geodon causing sleep problems
1 warning on Geodon causing stroke
1 warning on Geodon causing reproductive system disorders
1 warning on Geodon causing mania

Geodon Drug Studies:

There have been 19 studies done in seven countries (Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom and United States) on Geodon (or ziprasidone). 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):

5 studies on Geodon causing diabetes
3 studies on Geodon causing cardiovascular disorders
3 studies on Geodon causing death or increased risk of death
2 studies on Geodon causing heart problems
2 studies on Geodon causing metabolic disorders
2 studies on Geodon causing skin conditions
2 studies on Geodon causing nervous system disorders
2 studies on Geodon causing involuntary movements
1 study on Geodon causing weight gain
1 study on Geodon causing newborn complications
1 study on Geodon causing heart attacks
1 study on Geodon causing pregnancy complications
1 study on Geodon causing muscle problems
1 study on Geodon causing Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder)
1 study on Geodon causing allergic reactions
1 study on Geodon causing premature birth
1 study on Geodon causing infant withdrawal symptoms
1 study on Geodon causing brain shrinkage or other structural brain changes
1 study on Geodon causing lack of efficacy
1 study on Geodon causing stroke
1 study on Geodon causing blood pressure changes or high or low blood pressure
1 study on Geodon causing violence
1 study on Geodon causing homicidal ideation

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:
Source: Physicians Desk Reference, National Institutes of Health’s Medline Plus, and/or the drug label.

Anxiety
Confusion
Dizziness
Fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat
Heart failure
Muscle pain
Pneumonia

Respiratory tract infection
Restlessness
Somnolence
Unusual movements that you can’t control
Weight gain



Note: Side effects of psychiatric drugs can persist for months, if not years, after stopping them.
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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.