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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.]
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n ziprasidona
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Warrington's extensive experience includes: vice president and Head, Respiratory Medical Unit, and vice president and Head, Psychiatry and Neurology Medical Unit at Novartis; Senior Medical director and Therapeutic Area Head, US CNS products at Sanofi-Aventis; and Medical director, US Geodon Team at Pfizer.
The National Pregnancy Registry for Atypical Antipsychotics (866-961-2388) is studying 10 drugs: aripiprazole (Abilify), asenapine (Saphris), clozapine (Clozaril), iloperidone (Fanapt), lurasidone (Latuda), olanzapine (Zyprexa), paliperidone (Invega), quetiapine (Seroquel), risperidone (Risperdal), and ziprasidone (Geodon).
One child was prescribed 10 different shots and pills, including the antipsychotic drugs Latuda, Geodon and Olanzapine, the Parkinson's medication Benztropine, the seizure medications Clonazepam and Divalproex, the nerve pain medication and antidepressant Duloxetine, and the cognition enhancer Guanfacine.
The FDA's Division of Bioequivalence has determined that ziprasidone HCI capsules in these dosages is bioequivalent and therapeutically equivalent to Pfizer Inc.'s Geodon capsules, which are used to treat schizophrenia.
Hwang reported having no relevant financial disclosures; one of her associates reported being a medical expert for litigation involving Oxycontin, Neurontin, Zyprexa, Pfizer (Geodon), and AstraZeneca (Seroquel).
The Food and Drug Administration is warning that the atypical antipsychotic ziprasidone (Geodon) may be associated with a rare but potentially fatal skin reaction.
flupentixol See Antipsychotics page 3 (Fluanxol), chlorprothixene, levomepromazine (Nozinan), quetiapine (Seroquel), risperidone (Risperdal), olanzapine, and ziprasidone (Geodon), reported Dr.
Aripiprazole (marketed as Abilify), Asenapine Maleate (marketed as Saphris), Clozapine (marketed as Clozaril), Iloperidone (marketed as Fanapt), Lurasidone (marketed as Latuda), Olanzapine (marketed as Zyprexa), Olanzapine/Fluoxetine (marketed as Symbyax), Paliperidone (marketed as Invega), Quetiapine (marketed as Seroquel), Risperidone (marketed as Risperdal) and Ziprasidone (marketed as Geodon) are the major atypical antipsychotic drugs marketed today.
Pfizer said the drop in revenue was primarily the result of losses of exclusivity of its Lipitor anti-cholesterol drug in the second quarter of 2012 in Europe and Geodon, a schizophrenia drug, in March 2012 in the US.
The company's Ziprasidone Hydrochloride Capsules, which is a bioequivalent generic version of Geodon, was reportedly approved by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
Already, Zyprexa (olanzapine), has lost its patent protection and in March 2012, both Seroquel IR (quetiapine), and Geodon (ziprasidone) will go off- patent.
Women are eligible to enroll in the registry if they are pregnant and are between 18 and 45 years old and are currently being treated with one or more of the following antipsychotic medications: aripiprazole (Abilify), clozapine (Clozaril), ziprasidone (Geodon), paliperidone (Invega), risperidone (Risperdal), quetiapine (Seroquel), olanzapine (Zyprexa), and asenapine (Saphris).