ziprasidone (generic name)

It is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depression.
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • change in emotion or behavior such as feeling depressed, angry, or anxious
  • chest pain
  • difficulty swallowing
  • excessive thirst and/or hunger
  • fast or irregular heartbeat or palpitations
  • fever or chills, sore throat
  • frequently needing to urinate
  • inability to control muscle movements in the face, hands, arms, or legs
  • loss of balance or difficulty walking
  • prolonged erection
  • seizures
  • stiff muscles or jaw
  • tremors
-weakness or loss of strength

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
  • constipation
  • drowsiness
  • headache
  • nausea, vomiting
  • upset stomach

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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Last Updated: May 07, 2013
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