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What is the best "meal" to have with geodon?

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Jay Pal 19 Sep 2020

I am on Geodon. You are supposed to eat it with 500 calories or more for it to work properly. There is nothing specific that you are required to be eating but here are some helpful tips that I have discovered thru trial and error. Avoid hot liquids like coffee immediately after taking the med otherwise it makes me very sleepy. Also geodon becomes more bioavailable the more calories you eat so a very large meal (1000 calories+) also makes me very sleepy. I take it with yogurt and a banana in the morning. Then in the evening I try to eat healthy but keep it under 1000 calories. Being on a regiment with my calories keeps me full all day and im usually not that hungry for lunch.

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BPGIRL 16 Aug 2013

I just started 80mg geodon daily (used to take it years ago), and my new doc advised me to eat at least 300 calories of protein at dinner with my 80 mg pill.

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stayc25 17 Aug 2011

I take one about 3 pm with a small meal (500 calories or less) (80 mg) and the other pill at dinner.(40 mg) I have found this to be the easiest way to wake up in the am for me.

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MyLizzyBitz 17 Aug 2011

I inquired about this when Geodon was first prescribed to me three months ago for Bipolar disorder. I was hospitalized at the time and the importance of eating before taking it was stressed at each scheduled dose, in that I was directly asked if and how much I had eaten. Geodon was given to me after the morning meal and evening meals daily. My normal practice is to disregard "take with food" labels, yet it was clear to me that Geodon was of note on this point. I sought clarity from my Doctor who explained to me that in order for the medication to work effectively, a minimum of 350 calories must be ingested. Absent this, the drug cannot "activate" within the body. Thus, rather than the type of food, it is the proper caloric intake that is relevant, prior to taking each dosage of Geodon.

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Inactive 16 July 2010

I found a drink and it's called;
12oz cans of fruit punch

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Inactive 17 July 2010

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMfruit punch lovin it bucky!

Inactive 16 July 2010

Hi, Ok... Gedeon.



I will try to help you anyway with the VERY LIMITED INFORMATION YOU HAVE PROVIDED US WITH.

Are you asking because you might experience some of the side effects such as heartburn , vomiting or gout? OR HAVE YOU GOUT?

I will go for gout... again from the VERY LIMITED INFORMATION YOU HAVE PROVIDED US WITH.

Gout is caused when levels of uric acid become so high that sharp, needle-like crystals form inside the joint, leading to inflammation. Although there is no one specific cause of gout, there are a number of factors that increase a person's chances of developing gout. These are known as gout risk factors. Some of these RISK FACTORS of gout include:

An increase in the amount of uric acid produced
A decrease in the amount of uric acid removed from the body
A combination of these two factors.


As a result, the amount of uric acid in the blood becomes high (known medically as hyperuricemia). While not all people with hyperuricemia will develop gout, having hyperuricemia does increase a person's risk. Also, the higher the uric acid levels in the blood, the greater the chances of developing gout
Know a type of arthritis that is caused by high levels of uric acid in the body. Uric acid is a substance that forms from the breakdown of purines. Purines are part of all human tissue, and are also found in many foods.

Normally, when uric acid forms, it dissolves in the blood and passes through the kidneys and out of the body in urine. Some uric acids also pass out the body through the intestines. But for a variety of reasons, uric acid can build up in the blood. Generally this occurs AS MENTIONED UNDER RISK FACTORS

For people with gout, diet can play a role in causing a gout attack because foods high in purines will increase the amount of uric acid the body makes . Therefore, the primary diet recommended for people who have gout is a low-purine diet. Also, eating more low-fat dairy products, which are low in purines, has been shown to decrease the chances of having a gout attack. Avoiding purines completely is impossible, but you should try your best to limit them.

Purines are natural substances found in all of the body's cells, and in virtually all foods. The reason for their widespread occurrence is simple: purines provide part of the chemical structure of our genes and the genes of plants and animals.
Here is a partial list of foods high in purines, which have the highest concentration of purines and should be avoided by those who are prone to gout or are already suffering from it.

Beef, Pork, Bacon, Lamb , Seafood , Foods that are made with a significant amount of yeast such as beer and bread Alcoholic beverages

While these foods high purine levels can also aggravate symptoms of gout, they can sometimes be enjoyed in moderation by those who usually follow a low purine diet.

Asparagus Cauliflower Mushrooms Peas Spinach Whole-grain breads and cereals White poultry meats, such as chicken, duck and turkey Kidney and lima beans

And finally, here are some foods that are safe to include in a low purine diet, though they should not comprise the entirety of your eating plan.

Green vegetables and tomatoes Fruits and fruit juices Breads that do not use yeast (check the kosher section or a health food store) Nuts Milk and milk products, such as butter and cheese Chocolate Coffee and tea



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kogh 16 July 2010

Geodon is to be taken with a full meal. Due to weight gain concerns and the fact that my daughter does not reap the full benefits-bipolar symptoms not controlled-with the small meals she is used to eating. I am wondering what others who take the med find to be the best meal-lots of complex carbs, lots of protein?? Daughter has used protein shakes with her meals, which kinda helps. One day things are good, the next just awful. mom

Inactive 16 July 2010


First of all I am truly sorry about your princess. I am manic depressive, and I hope your princess is not.

You were not specific enough with your question... I am not judging you nor criticizing you, I just want to be able to help.

You are informed well informed.

Give me sometime and I will try and help her, now that I know what the problem is.

Thank you

Inactive 16 July 2010

Hi, this is all I am able to help with.

Some suggestion:

Heart-healthy foods, such as:

Lots of fruits, vegetables, grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products

Lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts.

Limiting foods with saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium (salt), and added sugars.

Participating in regular physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day on most days of the week.

Talk to her Psychiatirist about the dose and if there is an alternative medication for her.

from a caring individual

Inactive 17 July 2010

Havent heard from you in a while maso you doin okay?

Inactive 17 July 2010


Yes mrspage I am ok..remmember I wrote to you the last time saying "write to me when you have time".

I hope you are well.

Inactive 16 July 2010

As far as what goes i dont exactly understand what you would consider a best meal to you? Can you please help me understand what you mean by this?

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Debreenaly 23 Aug 2010

My Psychiatrist told me that always eat and then take the Geodin and also it is the best with water and not carbonated beverages or even juices, it can make the medication less affective. Also it doesn/t have to be a gigantic breakfast, eggs bacon and whole works wither. He said it works efficiantly with a protein related food, cereal, even a glass of milk he said but as it is with any medication some people have more weaker staomaches as far as nausea is conerned and it varies on the person to how much or exactly what. that part doesn't matter as long as it is food you eat and then take the medication. free discount card

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