Geodon is a prescription medication that is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Geodon belongs to a group of medications called atypical (or second-generation) antipsychotic medications. It is not entirely known how it works for the treatment of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. However, it is known that the drug blocks or lessens the effects of several chemicals in the brain. These brain chemicals (such as dopamine and serotonin) may be elevated in people with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression).
Geodon is not a cure for bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. It only helps to control symptoms.
Common side effects include, but are not limited to: Drowsiness; Twitching, shakiness, or unusual body movements; Headaches; Dizziness; Weight gain.
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- Geodon Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Geodon (detailed)
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