Information about Ziprasidone
How Ziprasidone works
Ziprasidone is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.
Common side effects of Ziprasidone
Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Sleepiness, Abnormal vision, Dystonia (involuntary muscle contractions), Akathisia (inability to stay still), Weakness, Parkinsonism, Dizziness, Respiratory tract infection
Expert advice for Ziprasidone
- It should be taken with food.
- Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Ziprasidone may cause dizziness and sleepiness.
- Avoid consuming alcohol when taking medicine as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
- Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior.
- Do not stop taking Ziprasidone without talking to your doctor first as it may cause a worsening of symptoms.