I started taking Goeden about 4 weeks ago. How can I tell if I am on the right dosage? I feel better but not that much better.I'm a 59 yr. old woman.
This is the recommended dosing schedule for Geodon.
The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.
* For oral dosage form (capsules):
o For treating bipolar disorder:
+ Adults— At first, 40 milligrams (mg) twice a day with food. The dose will be increased to either 60 or 80 mg on the second day. Your doctor may increase your dose if needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 80 mg twice a day.
+ Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor .
o For treating schizophrenia:
+ Adults—At first, 20 mg twice a day with food. Your doctor may increase your dose if needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 80 mg twice a day.
+ Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
- Geodon Information for Consumers
- Geodon Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Geodon (detailed)
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