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Related to ziprasidone: aripiprazole, Paliperidone


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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Case reports indicate that all combined therapies with the exception of ziprasidone raise the risk of potentially fatal adverse events, including encephalopathy, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, neutropenia, and neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
flupentixol See Antipsychotics page 3 (Fluanxol), chlorprothixene, levomepromazine (Nozinan), quetiapine (Seroquel), risperidone (Risperdal), olanzapine, and ziprasidone (Geodon), reported Dr.
22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical and biotechnology major Wockhardt has received tentative US FDA approval for marketing a generic version of 20mg, 40mg, 60mg & 80mg capsules containing Ziprasidone hydrochloride, which is used in the treatment of bipolar disorders and schizophrenia.
In addition, with a sample of only 12 infants exposed to multiple atypical antipsychotics (aripiprazole, olanza-pine, quetiapine, risperidone, or ziprasidone), 9 exposed to the typical antipsychotic haloperidol, and 1 exposed to both haloperidol and ziprasidone, the results are not conclusive and must be interpreted cautiously.
According to recent reviews, the risk of diabetes is highest for clozapine and olanzapine, followed by quetiapine and risperidone, and lowest for those receiving ziprasidone treatment (2,5).
Participants randomly received the old drug--perphenazine--or one of the new ones--olanzapine, quetiapine, risperidone, and ziprasidone.
Conventional antipsychotics, used for half a century to treat a range of major psychiatric conditions, are increasingly being replaced in clinical practice by so-called 'atypical' antipsychotics, which include clozapine, risperidone, olanzapine, quetiapine, ziprasidone and aripiprazole.
potential of ziprasidone to prolong the QT interval.
Ziprasidone is the first atypical antipsychotic available as an intramuscular injection.
Reddy's Laboratories (NYSE: RDY) announced today that it has launched Ziprasidone Hydrochloride Capsules, a bioequivalent generic version of Geodon([R]) in the US market on March 2, 2012 following the approval by the United States Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) of Dr.
Generally, it can be stated that extrapyramidal symptoms are not much of a problem for patients taking second-generation antipsychotic drugs except for the problem of akathisia with ziprasidone treatment, which should be taken into account" when considering which drug to prescribe, said Dr.