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An oral antipsychotic drug, C21H21ClN4OS, that acts as an antagonist of multiple neurotransmitters including serotonin and norepinephrine and is used in the form of its hydrochloride or mesylate salt to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

[(ben)z- + i(so)- + alteration of p(ipe)raz(ine) + i(n)d(ole) + -one.]


n ziprasidona
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s Geodon capsules, which are used to treat schizophrenia.
The company's Ziprasidone Hydrochloride Capsules, which is a bioequivalent generic version of Geodon, was reportedly approved by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
In my opinion, most of the SGAs, which included in order of appearance: Risperdal, Zyprexa, Seroquel, Geodon, Abilify, and Invega, reduced the risk of extrapyramidal side effects like tremors and stiffness.
In his 18 years at Pfizer, Dr Bacopoulos helped lead the development of Zoloft and Geodon and also served as president and CEO of Anaderm Research Corporation, a Pfizer subsidiary.
A Pfizer spokeswoman said the drug is Geodon, which the company was studying for children with bipolar disorder.
The government contended that Pfizer illegally promoted Geodon[R] at dosages that were off-label and "offered and paid illegal remuneration to health care professionals to induce them to promote and prescribe Geodon in violation of the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute.
However, in June, a Food and Drug Administration panel of experts backed the wider use of Seroquel, Zyprexa, and Pfizer's Geodon for teens and children.
Among the medications prescribed near the end of this period was Geodon to address his irritability and moodiness, paranoid anxiety, and obsessive thinking regarding his inability to form close social relationships.
Tanton identifies some 374 different mental conditions that were given definition to justify the use of Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa, Wellbutrin, Zyban, Remeron, Serzone, Effexor, Buspar, Risperdal, Zyprexa, Seroquel, Geodon, Depakote, and Adderall.
from Michigan City, Indiana: Geodon is FDA-approved to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder with acute manic or mixed episodes.
Riley says it's not part of his affliction, which today he controls with medication such as Geodon and Depakote.